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.  


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Our devotions written by Good Shepherd members will resume next week, but this week our daily devotions will take a different approach as we focus on Hunger in conjunction with our NEEDS food drive.  Each day we will watch a short video from ELCA World Hunger that will help us gain a better understanding of the extend of poverty in our world, and ways that the ELCA is trying to improve the lives of those trapped in poverty.  

 Today’s video features well-known travel expert Rick Steves (who happens to be a Lutheran) as he affirms the work our denomination is doing.  Please watch the video on the link, then reflect on the questions below:  Video Link

You have probably heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”   Rick Steves points out that the ELCA is concerned with teaching people to fish—do you agree that this is a good approach to loving our neighbor?

What are some things Good Shepherd could do to help people not just survive, but thrive?  What are things that you could do to help “teach people to fish?”  HINT: it often involves taking time to invest in someone’s life for the long haul, not a onetime thing.

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