Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

November 28, 2011

Megan Lightfoot

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

“Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths." -Isaiah 2:3

“Let us climb the Lord’s mountain” is what we strive to do each and every day of our lives.  At the beginning of every day we make a choice to climb God’s mountain.  Some days the mountain is Pike’s Peak while other days the mountain is more like a gently rolling slope.  I would classify most days as climbing up the hill to 24th Street here on campus.  The climb is noticeable, but with a light load you easily make the ascent.  With a heavy backpack full of Organic Chemistry, Biology, and other homework and stress the climb becomes much more difficult.  This is the same when we climb the Lord’s mountain.  When we are free of worry and following the Lord’s path it seems easier to climb that mountain than when we approach the mountain with a heavy heart or burdens on our mind.  With worries of life it becomes even more difficult for us to climb the Lord’s mountain. 

We must have faith to follow the Lord’s path and be his servant like those in the Gospel did.  We see the servants in the Gospel were so willing to do everything that Jesus asked of them.  If Jesus had told them to jump, they would have asked “How high?”  This is the kind of child-like faith we should strive for.  When we are reading the Word of God and listening to God’s instruction we should willingly follow his direction.  Often times it is easy to say “I am going to make these changes in my life” and end up forgetting about it as soon as I finish praying and continue on with my busy day.  This is where the image of climbing the Lord’s mountain helps.  We are not only striving to be with God while we are praying, but rather we are to dedicate our whole day to God. 

Lord, give us the strength today to accept your call to climb your mountain with hearts willing to follow the path you present to us.  Allow us to leave our worries and burdens behind to freely follow your will. 

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