Peter, one of the 12 disciples was named by Jesus as the ‘Rock’. Peter was an enthusiastic man that unfortunately is mainly remembered for his failures rather than feats. A story that has always stuck with me is when he attempted to walk out on the sea, toward Jesus. Braver than the others, and momentarily successful, he soon began to doubt and sink after being overwhelmed by the waves that threatened to bring him down. After calling for help, Jesus immediately grabs him by the hand, asking “why did you doubt?” I’ve had times in my life when I felt as though I was overwhelmed and beginning to sink, this story reminds me not to fear and keep my eyes fixed on what matters most.
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