Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will
raise up a righteous shoot to David; As king he shall reign
and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the
J er emiah 23: 5
As college students, we encounter situations everyday where our
integrity is put to the test. In these types of situations, it can be-
come difficult to speak up for various reasons. Sometimes we are
afraid of being condemned, being humiliated and being unac-
cepted for voicing our ideas and opinions. Despite having these
fears, we must realize that we are called to be different.
We must serve as the role model for the “righteous shoot” that
rises forth from the tree. Take the opportunity today to start
something new. Take the time today to stand up for what you
think is right. And take the chance today to be a leader.
Dear God, I think of the ways that I am a leader in my life. I am
willing to be a good leader. Please feed me, God, on your wis-
dom and your understanding, for my good and the good of all I
serve. Let me recognise and take the authority that is mine to
take. I am willing to be blessed by you and be a blessing to oth-
ers. Thank you God for guiding me every step of the way. Amen.
Class of 2017
Third Thursday of Advent