Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 15, 2012

Christy Marchiando

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

Acts 16:22-34
Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cd3-3, 7c-8
Jn 16:5-11

In today’s readings, the word “save” continually showed up. When we think of this word in our world today, some of us might think of 'saving' in terms of 'preserving.' For some reason I always think of saving the earth by recycling, using less gas, and taking shorter showers to preserve the resources the earth has to offer that remain in such limited quantities. Maybe we think of saving as stashing the old books away for further use, or holding on to those pictures from our childhood. But what happens when someone tells us that we are saved?

It is crazy to think that all of us have been saved. Saved from sin and evil, saved from what could have been if Jesus did not risk his own life for ours. It is crazy to think that I am a drop of water in a huge ocean that was saved, along with all of the other drops. We all hold a spot in that ocean because Jesus decided to preserve the water- to ‘save’ us -and give up his life for our own. His life was used to save our lives.

So let us remember, when life gets rough, to think about how one person saved us and gave us the ability to live. He does wondrous things for us everyday, but most importantly, he saved us from sin and let us live.

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