Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
January 5th, 2014
Bio | Email: ChristinePrissel@creighton.edu
But God chose to use one of His/ Her common and ordinary creations to guide the Magi to God’s only son, Jesus. God could have chosen to use a less ordinary and more obvious tool to guide the Magi. Instead, God chose to use a star — one of millions of replicates. I believe this speaks to the value God places on Her/ His creation. If God chose to use a common star to guide the Magi to Jesus, what has God chosen for us — people created in God’s image — to do? We may be common, for there are over 7 billion people living in the world, but not insignificant.
I don’t know what God’s will has in store for me or anyone else. I may not shine brighter than those around me, but I do know, with God, my life will not be worthless or unimportant. I was born similar/common to 7 billion other people, but serve a unique purpose. Just like the common star that guided the Magi to baby Jesus, each person has a special, significant purpose in his/her life.
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