Devotionals
 

Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

 
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 takes us to an East Boston Soup Kitchen housed in a Lutheran Church.  The ministry focuses help on single males, often addicts, who tend to be left out of other support programs.   You can watch the video here, and then reflect on the questions below:  Video Link

In the video one of the leaders says that in addition to giving a plate of food, they also give love, community and family. Why do you think it is important to have a philosophy of treating the “whole person” and not just physical hunger?  

Can you think of a Bible story where Jesus restored people who wholeness rather than just treating a physical need—read the story of the 10 Lepers in Luke 17—what does it mean when Jesus says, “your faith has healed you?”

One of the leaders says, “I’m not better than the person I’m giving this plate of food to.”  What role does humility play in sharing God’s love?

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