Even in his weakness, this Peter is amazing, courageous. He shows us what it looks like to follow Christ, to be obedient. Somehow we muster the courage to do what we discern God is asking of us. But invariably we will come to a place where we are face-to-face with our utter powerlessness.
It is easy to lose heart when we are halfway there:
“Did I do the right thing to leave that abusive relationship?”
“Will I be able to face life without alcohol?”
“Will my family ever be able to forgive me?”
Even Jesus’ disciples and closest friends found themselves sinking in the mire more than once.
But they discovered what each of us longs to know: we need not fear.
The mercy of God and the truth of our lives have met.
The One who created everything that is holds us gently and tenderly.
Our desperate cry “Save me!” is never lost. It reverberates in the very heart of God.