Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

January 12, 2011

Christine Prissel

Freshman, Environmental Science Major

Heb 2:14-18
Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
Mk 1:29-39

Who is Jesus?

I remember going to bible camp in the summers, when I was much younger, and receiving those WWJD bracelets. The four letters on the bracelet stood for What Would Jesus Do.  To this day I have kept a few of those bracelets. But what would Jesus do? It is an easy question to ask but a hard one to answer. I know I do not have the answer.  When times of turmoil cross my path, I think to myself, 'what would Jesus do?'  Although sometimes I can feel God pushing me in the right direction, it is not always the easiest way to go. I often catch myself thinking 'well, Jesus was God, He was perfect; this decision would be easy for Him.' This reading from Hebrews reminded me of how wrong that thought is. Jesus dealt with every temptation and rejected it.  I find this passage a very humbling one; it slaps me right across the face. I have no excuse for any sin I have committed, for Jesus did not have it easier than I do.  He became one just like me.

In this time of year as college students are cramming for finals, families are trying to get everything ready for Christmas, and the shopping list has tripled, we tend to forget what Jesus came to do. I forget everyday; I wish I could tell you differently. I forget that my Savior was born in a manger, that He was rejected by many, loved by few, and died on the cross for all of my sins. In times of chaos and stress I need to learn to turn to my God.  I need to truly believe that Jesus did conquer all sins; that He does understand what I am going through.  Yet, He is perfect; I am not. For that I will continue to learn from mistakes, forgive others, and ask to be forgiven. 

Dear Lord,
May I better follow you today than I did yesterday.
In Your Name,

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