Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 9, 2010

Jake Kruse

Freshman, Business Major, Pre-Healthcare

Is 41:13-20
Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab
Mt 11:11-15

Is 41:13-20
I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”

God tells us to worry not about whatever it is we stress over in our lives. He is always there for us in our body, mind, and heart. God is the essence that protects us in our everyday lives. He needs no recognition but He acts through different people in our lives who influence us. God’s presence in our lives is limitless and we must be grateful that we have a merciful and magnanimous God who is slow to anger and great of kindness, just like the first reading and Responsorial Psalm tell us.

“The afflicted and the needy seek water in vain, their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them.” God recognizes the needs of everyone and he wants us to do the same. In the season of Advent, God is asking us to show love for one another. Everyone has needs that need to be satisfied. There are people who are living on the streets and in need of help. God asks us to step out of our comfort zone and help people in the loving season of Advent. We can step out of our comfort zone and quench the thirst of those in need. Showing kindness and generosity towards one another is a great way to celebrate Advent in the way God wants us to.

I picture God helping me in a big fight that I have gotten into. He is found in the police officers that show up to stop the fight or the hero that steps in to protect me. God helps in my studies. When I put off studying for a test or writing a paper, I always find peace in meditation. Going down to the chapel and just sitting there clearing my mind helps tremendously. Stepping out of my world of fear and doubt that I will not accomplish my work, all my troubles and issues seem to wash away and I am refreshed with God’s presence in my life.

We might not recognize it, but God will be there for us no matter what happens in our lives. Fear not for He will help us through it all.

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