Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

February 8, 2012
by

Matthew Eusterman

4th Year Dental Student

1 Kgs 10:1-10
Ps 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40
Mk 7:14-23

“Commit to the LORD your way; trust in him, and he will act.”  -Psalms 37:5

Where are you today with Jesus?  Maybe you have merely heard of him, heard people make fun of him, or read about him in class.   Maybe you have met him, but because of the noise of your life you have not yet been able to know him.  Maybe you have grown up with him in your home and in your school, yet he seems nothing more than décor or wallpaper; present but not personal.  Maybe shame keeps you from him.  Maybe you are afraid or alone or the world has not satisfied your interior thirst for something more, someone more, someone you were created for.  Where are you today with Jesus?  When I present this question to myself, I can honestly answer, “Not where I want to be, I want to know him more.” 

The Psalm for today presents us with a simple challenge that can have an eternal influence on our life, a challenge that can be faced, and its effect received, this very moment.  “Commit to the LORD your way; trust in him, and he will act.”  (Ps. 37:5)  What I do know is that if we give Jesus a chance, if we commit to him our way, if we ask him to take the reins in every area of our life, he will and he will do it with such love and care, for he has desired this moment for all eternity.  This Psalm is a confident promise from our God that he desires us and he will not leave us orphan.  To close, I ask a similar, yet different question: Where is Jesus today with you?  The answer: he is with you right now.  “Trust in him.” (Ps. 37:5)

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