Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 3, 2011
by

Sarah Griger

Freshman, Accounting and
Business Management Double Major

1Cor 15:1-18
Ps 19:2-3, 4-5
Jn 14:6-14

Well, here we are again. Another month has come and gone and a new one is beginning. It is always such an exciting time—the planning of events and the wondering of what the month will bring. God also had a lot of planning to do when sending his Son into the world. Today’s passages glorify God, his Son and this perfect plan of salvation.

The part of the passage from Psalms that stuck out in my mind was from verse two: “The heavens declare the glory of God.” This verse reaffirms the fact that God created everything in the entire world and reminds us of its beauty and perfection. When I read this verse, I picture a high, majestic mountain and a view from its peak of a lush and beautiful forest. I am reminded that I am also part of this creation and that God loves me and created me exactly as he knew would be best. I am reminded of just how much he loves me—enough to send his Son to die for my salvation.

The passage from John is very powerful. Jesus is affirming that he is the Son of God, and that his Father lives in him. Verse six is a key part of Christianity and the reason that Jesus came to the earth to dwell among us. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” There is no way that we can get around this verse—Jesus is the ONLY way to God. It is amazing—Jesus is saying that he really is “Son of Man and Son of God.” But one thing that stands out to me as even more amazing is the fact that Jesus mentions that God the Father is in him and dwells among him. This makes me think of how the Holy Spirit dwells among us and it gives me a personal connection to Jesus, knowing that I have the same God in my heart that he has in his.

I love this passage from First Corinthians. I love to think of how much of an impact these lines must have had on people in that time. It is written in these verses that “he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still living.” The writer is talking about the resurrected Jesus appearing to people and affirming his divinity by doing so. I can just picture the believers saying something like, “You aren’t convinced about Jesus being the Son of God? Well, let me take you to go and talk to any number of reliable people who were eyewitnesses to this amazing event.” While those witnesses are no longer alive today, we can still see that image in our heads and realize just how much these early believers wanted to share this good news that they KNEW to be true. I find that to be so incredibly awesome!

I was uplifted by today’s passages, as they reminded me of God’s perfection in his creation, his love in sending his Son, his connection to us by dwelling in our hearts, and the call to action that his salvation gave those first believers. So, let us think about those things and remember that our God truly is an awesome God!

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