Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 10, 2010

Sarah Griger

Freshman, Accounting and Business Management Double Major

Is 48:17-19
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Mt 11:16-19

Happy December, everyone! I hope that this finds you all happy and healthy and looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus in just a few short days.

Well, I hope that you will bear with me today, as this is my first reflection. After reading today’s scriptures, I noticed a theme between the first two. It seemed to me that they were both revolving around the idea of living for God and how HE will bless you richly if you live for Him.

In a way, this seemed just right for the Advent season. We all find it very easy to be good and loving, living how Jesus would want us to, during the Christmas season. We are so filled with love and nostalgia that we find it very simple to do good, but what about the rest of the year? These scriptures were not written for people to read once or twice a year and then spend one day doing good and living a life pleasing to the Lord. We are meant to live like this, to seek out God and to “hearken to [His] commands” every day, not just at Christmas time. And, the best part of it is, that HE will richly bless us in return. I am not saying that we should live for God just for a reward, but isn’t it great to know that God is so abundant in His love that HE gives us more than we could ever imagine for doing something that we are supposed to do? This is why our God is so amazing - not only does HE love us so much that, as long as we do the most basic things for Him and those around us, HE will richly bless us in ways that will astonish us, but HE also sent His only Son as a sacrifice so that, even when we mess up and don’t do what HE wants, we will still be forgiven and blessed. Now that is something to be thankful for, not only during the holiday season, but all year long.

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