Daily Reflection
From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 3rd , 2007

Sarah Gude

Senior, Theology Major (Pre-Med)

Is 4:2-6
Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
Mt 8:5-11

It’s that time of the year again! End of the semester tests, papers, quizzes, and projects are in full swing. To be honest, I don’t like this time of the school year. So much has happened in this semester, but I don’t have time to slow down and reminisce. That is especially important this year as a senior, as I prepare to graduate in May. I’d love to curl up with my journal and a cup of hot Good Earth tea and write for hours. I’d love to be able to pull out my crafting supplies and create pages for my art journal. I’d love to be able to have time to have a big sleepover with my girlfriends and catch up on life over a bottle of wine. Unfortunately, that will all have to wait until after finals are over. It’s but it’s hard to find the time to look back when you’re just trying to survive the schoolwork of the day.

Maybe it was my stressed out brain, but the readings for today didn’t speak to me as they sometimes do. I did, however like this line:

For over all, the LORD’s glory will be shelter and protection:
shade from the parching heat of day,
refuge and cover from storm and rain.

Right now I need to be reminded to take refuge in God in my own stormy time of finals. To take a deep breath and realize that this is a stressful time, but it’s going to be okay! God will take care of me and be there right by my side through the ups and downs of these next two weeks. What a great comfort!

Both my mom and a good family friend emailed this prayer to me recently. It now hangs above my bed as another reminder of God’s presence. During these last few weeks of the semester, I’m going to make sure that I read it every day.

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let God’s presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

With God at our side, we’re all going to make it through!

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