Daily Reflection
of Creighton University's Online Ministries
December 5th, 2013

Marcia Shadle Cusic
School of Medicine
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Thursday in the First Week of Advent
[178] Isaiah 26:1-6
Psalm 118:1+8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Praying Advent

Daily Advent Prayer

The readings for today, Thursday, of the First Week of Advent call us to be faithful to the Scripture messages.  We are also reminded to be confident in our trust in God. “A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.” We are also reminded to keep our feet firmly planted in our trust and appreciation of how our faith and trust in God can guide us, living our lives appreciating the guidance that the Scripture messages give us.

I am reminded of the notion of “rightful pride” in reading, “He humbles those in high places, and the lofty city he brings down.”  A reminder to all of us, that just when you think “you’ve got it all figured out ” and “are in charge”  our lives may seem, all of a sudden, to be falling apart. We need to be reminded and live our lives remembering that God is our partner in success and in disappointment, in opportunity and in loss. And remain humbled in all that we experience in our lives. “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” Yes, we need to make decisions, and respond to situations but maybe we need to take a step back and consider how the Scripture messages call us to respond
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