Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 20, 2011
by

Anthony Quagliano

Sophomore, Biology Major, Pre-Med

Is 7:10-14
Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Lk 1:26-38

It can sometimes be hard to open up to God and allow him into our lives.  We have the tendency to fear the Lord, when instead we should embrace him.  He is an all-loving being who created us in his image and wants us to succeed.  It doesn't matter that we are sinners; God will still love and forgive us.  He is also an all-powerful individual who possesses the ability to help us through the roughest segments of our lives.

Once we allow God into our lives, we must always remember that he will never abandon us.  Even if life becomes too much to bear and we feel as though he has left us, he is still there.  I am reminded of a poem by Mary Stevenson called “Footprints in the Sand”.  It speaks of a man who was dreaming of walking along the beach with the Lord as he remembers many different events from his life.  He then realizes that during the darkest moments of his life, the moments when he struggled the most, he only saw one set of footprints in the sand.  The man turns to the Lord and asks him, “Why, when I needed you the most, have you not been there for me?”  The Lord responded, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, are when I carried you.”

God Bless.



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