Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

August 9, 2012

Joe Chen

1st Year Med Student

Jer 31:31-34
Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Matt 16:13-23

Let’s face it, life is never a simple drive down to the grocery store; we often get lost in the unexpected detours of our lives, and we are so thrown out of our comfort zone that sometimes we forget that God has been watching us all along. Furthermore, it is hard to know that despite all that has gone wrong in our lives, it all happened for a purpose: for the glory of God. Peter must have felt that way when Jesus proclaimed him to be the Rock of the Church. We often ask ourselves, “Why me?” or “What makes me special?” when God presents us with an opportunity that we did not expect or we do not think we deserve. But the truth is, we are special. We are loved. And most of all, there is a plan for each of our lives. God makes a covenant with us that he will never leave us, abandon us, or forsake us. He promises that he will always watch over us and will be there whenever we need him the most. This is a truth that we should remind ourselves of whenever life gets tough. We are each carefully chosen to walk a certain life, so don’t worry, because God is holding us when we feel like we are falling.

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