Daily Devotions

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  

Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

Genesis 2:1-10

Different Stories

In that day the LORD God made the earth... (v. 4b)

Did we miss something? God rested on the seventh day after “finishing his work” in verse 2. Then, beginning in verse 4b, we read "Another Account of the Creation,” the title of the rest of the passage in my Study Bible. Two creations? How is that possible?

Some may struggle with two differing creation accounts. Can they be woven together somehow into just one account? Perhaps, but I am not so sure that is necessary.

The Edge House is a part of an interfaith collation of university religious organizations. We come from different denominations, faiths, and understandings of God. We all value the book of Genesis, including of course our Jewish partners, but our telling of the story is different. Like the different ways we tell the story of faith, in our passage today there are two versions of the same story. God is creator and we are an important part of that creation.

That story is the same.

Creating God, thank you for the different stories that show us who you are. Amen.

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