Come Prince of Peace; Open the Pathways to Our Lives

Reflection by Bre R.



“Come prince of peace; open the pathways to our lives”. In reflecting upon this passage I felt that we are supposed to let God not only come into our lives but to show us the plans that He has for our lives. We have to ask Him first “Lord please come into my life”. The second thing we have to say is, “…and Lord let your will be done”. Sometimes in life, a difficult yet common thing for young people, or people of God, is that we have hopes and dreams for ourselves. But sometimes we have to let them go in order to see the dreams and hopes God has laid out for us.  We have to love ourselves; however, we have to love God first and trust in Him if we ever want to be a part of His plan.

Most times it will not be easy, but we have to remember God will not place more on us then we can bear, and He makes no mistakes.  Moreover, no matter what situation God puts us in, even if we feel like we are stuck in a bind, He promised by His word that He surely will take care of us.  We simply have to put our lives in His hands so He can light our pathway. However, a good first step is to let God come in and praise, worship and thank Him. When we praise the Lord in bad times, as well as good times, the miracles that will come about will be such a great blessing from God. “The heavens are open, the devourer is rebuked, and your favor has come.”

If our God is for us then no one can ever stop us, and if our God is with us then nothing can stand against us. With the Lord at our side guiding our footsteps we shall fear nothing. This is how I interpreted the passage through prayer and testimony: “Come prince of peace; open the pathways to our lives”.  In the end, God is good all the time; all the time, God is good!

Breonna R. states: “Most people on campus know me as Bre.  I am a not a Catholic, however I am a Baptist raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.  I am a junior and an English and Philosophy major. I am the vice president of the Black Student Union. I am in the Chapel Choir and A Cappella choir. I am a member of the Zaragoza Leader Orientation staff.  I am the captain of the Black Student Union step team. I am a member of the Rowdy Rattlers, and I am a recent member of the Rattler Awakening: Gopher Staff for RA 15. “


About I.Q.

Irene began working with St. Mary's University in August of 2008. She currently serves as the Minister for Faith Formation and Faith Enrichment with University Ministry and as adjunct faculty with the Theology Department. Irene holds a M.A. in Systematic & Philosophical Theology and Ethics & Social Theory. As well as a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Posted on December 20, 2013, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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