Devotions from the Big Easy

So right about now, I’m down in the bayou that is New Orleans with a bunch of young people from Our Savior’s, as well as about 35,000 other Lutherans from around the country for the ELCA Youth Gathering. Over the next week, we’ll get the chance to worship together in the Superdome, get out to parts of New Orleans to learn and work with the community, and build relationships along the way. It’s going to be a pretty transformative time we’ll have together.

One essential part of our day will be to gather together for a devotion. Each day we’ll listen to a song that has to do with different components of our time in New Orleans — discipleship, justice, and peacemaking. And you’re invited to do these devotions with us!

Over the next few days, we’ll hear from bands like Jimmy Eat World, Rihanna, Jars of Clay, and the Flobots about what it means to be on a journey toward justice. We hope you’ll come along for the ride. Each day for the next five days, I’ll post the song and a little bit about what we’re talking about while we’re there and I would invite you to think about these songs — and these issues — along with us.

I hope you look forward to taking this journey with us. I know we’re excited and ready to go!

For more info on the Youth Gathering, check out their website here.


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