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Reflections on the Daily Readings
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October 11th, 2013
by
Emily Harriman
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We have reason to celebrate our life in Jesus Christ every day. Not one day should be taken for granted. The ninth Psalm reminds us that we need to thank the Lord daily for everything he provides us. In every little thing we need to be glad and praise God. Even in the worst of times we need to remember that God is on the throne and that everything will be made right through him. 

The words in today's Psalm speak to me, especially this week. My uncle passed away on September 28 in a motorcycle accident. A man high on heroin ran a red light and hit him. It didn't seem fair, and it still doesn't. How could this happen to a man who lived to serve others? Why was he taken away from my aunt and my three young cousins? In a time of loss it is easy to be mad at God and blame him for the tragic loss of a loved one. Instead, I should still be giving thanks to God and praising him. This time on Earth is so temporary and we have much greater things to look forward to. We need to thank God that this life is not all there is because we have eternal life through Jesus. I will see my uncle again someday, and I have God to thank for that. Even though this time of loss is difficult and it is not clear to me why this happened, in the end glory will be given to God and he will be praised. Through this tragedy in my family, God will be seen and faith will be strengthened.

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