Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

March 29, 2012

Joe Chen

1st Year Medical Student

Gn 17:3-9
Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Jn 8:51-59

It is tough to know that God has our backs; throughout our days we use our hands, feet, bodies, and brains to accomplish what we need to do to get through the day. At the end of the week, we are tired, defeated and often feel like we just can’t do anymore. But despite the chaos in our lives, one thing stands true: God is constantly thinking of us.

It’s tough for us to remind ourselves that God is there, because, let’s face it, we live in a physical world and we depend on our five senses a lot. But what is more important goes beyond skin deep. God reaches into our hearts and allows us to have an intimate relationship with him. He watched over Abraham and his descendants, and in the same way God extends the same courtesy to us. We are always on his mind, and likewise we should always be considerate of him by putting him in our hearts. Despite what happens in our lives, God is always there, holding our hands and letting us know he is not going to leave us.

This passage reminds me of a short story I once read: a man was dreaming, and down at his feet he saw 2 sets of footprints on the beach. These were footprints that he had made during his life. He then noticed that at one point, only one set of footprints was seen. He was saddened by this, and asked, “God, why did you leave me in the toughest moments in my life?” God replied, “Those are not your footprints in the sand, I was carrying you during those times.”

So today, remember that God made you a promise: to never leave your side and to always be there when you most need him. All you have to do is to reach out and trust that he is there.

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