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.  


Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Dianne Gebhardt-French

Mark 10:16 (NIV) “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”

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“Grandma, do you remember church?” She tilted her 4-year-old head to the left and asked in her precise way of testing shared memories – a technique developed over seven months of separation forced by COVID. The 2,400 miles between us disappeared. 

“You remember? The singing, the music, and being quiet when the woman is talking…It is across the street from my music school,” she said.   

Describing the church we attend with her in San Jose, this tiny wonder started a conversation that left both of us assured that God is in her heart and mine. 

Of course, she doesn’t remember her baptism at Good Shepherd but she has some recall of celebrating there last Christmas. Papa held her so she could see. And, Uncle Martin was there. It’s the foundation of time together that brings together the pieces of faith.

She started the conversation and, just as quickly, moved on to giraffes and Play-Doh. But, she accepted my explanation that what she calls “the sickness” doesn’t stop God’s love, only the chance to be together in a building. For now. We can still sing, pray, and read about Jesus. In the sharing, we are together.  

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Danelle Buelsing

What a sweet story! I remember....

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