Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

November 19, 2011
by

Sarah Griger

Sophomore, Accounting and
Business Management Double Major

1 Mc 6:1-13
Ps 9:2-3, 4 and 6, 16 and 19
Lk 20:27-40

Well, it is officially fall in Nebraska.  I love fall so much.  Where I am, the weather gets cool, but the sun keeps me warm, and everything is orange and red and the leaves crunch beneath my feet.  Fall reminds me that the holiday season is just around the corner, which makes me so excited for the coming months.
           
Today’s passage is one that is hard for us, as humans, to understand.  When I read this passage, I get excited (just like when fall comes) because I am reminded of just how glorious heaven will be and how, someday, I will get to leave this earth, with its pain and sorrow and spend eternity with my God.  But, I will not even pretend that I fully understand this passage of scripture.  From the day that Jesus spoke those words (or any, for that matter) about heaven, we have been trying to comprehend exactly what he meant.  The truth is, we will never know just what he means or what heaven will be like until we get there.  So, today, I just want to focus on one verse.  Luke 20:36 says,

“They are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.” 

Doesn’t this verse give you joy?  I love being called a child of God, because it reminds me just how much he (the Creator of everything) loves me (one small, insignificant person).  I love to think about spending eternity with my Father.  Today, when the sun is shining and the world is a beautiful expression of the glory of our God, I am lifted up by this verse and by the promise of God that we are his children. 
           
Today, let us go out and look at all the beautiful and wonderful things surrounding us and enjoy the gifts that our Father (because we are his precious children) has given to us.  God Bless! 


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