Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 14, 2010

Anthony Quagliano

Freshman, Biology Major with Pre-Med Focus

Zep 3:1-2, 9-13
Ps 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23
Mt 21:28-32

Many times in our lives we can take the path away from God.  We make a wrong turn by the decisions we make.  It seems that we only grow further and further away from our God.  Sometimes it seems as though we may never get back and we will lose our important relationship forever.  But we need not worry.  God is here to protect us and give us second chances.  He allows us to come back to him and He accepts us with open arms.  He says we “need not be ashamed” of our deeds, for He will remove the damage they have done to us.  He gives us His unconditional love and permits us to test the boundaries of His love, but always allows us the opportunity to come back and live in His love once again.

Oftentimes we feel as though God has left us for good.  The truth is God never leaves us.  Even in our darkest days when we think that nothing will ever get better, and we have lost His love forever, He is still there.  I am reminded of the poem “Footprints in the Sand” where a man is walking on a beach with God.  He looks back on his life and the footsteps and sees two sets for most of his life, but at times, he only sees one set.  He realizes that the times he sees only one set were in his darkest days.  He turns to God and asks Him “Why, when I needed you most, have you left me?”  God simply replies that the times he speaks of, the darkest times in his life, are when He carried him.  We must understand that God is always with us, even if it feels like He may have abandoned us. He is always right there beside us, or carrying us on our way.

God Bless.

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