Peter has always been one of my biblical heroes.
He reminds me somewhat of a labrador retriever. Peter is eager, passionate and sometimes knocks the drinks off the table with his tail as he slobbers everywhere.
Peter and I are similar.
Oh I wish I could have been in the boat that day with the other disciples when Jesus came walking towards them on top of the water. Peter the labrador recognized his Lord and hurled himself over the side of the boat to be closer to Jesus. Jumping out of a boat to walk on water is not exactly the social norm, yet Peter risked.
Starting Hope Community is a risk. Moving across the country is a risk. Following Jesus in general calls us out of safety and to risk. As we go together on this holy journey remember that we are not risking for the sake of risk, but for Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. May we keep our eyes fastened to the Savior, the One who keeps us from sinking.
God is Good,