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Vital Step to a Radiant Faith-Courage

January 6th, 2023

JOHN SHIRK – 2023 has been designated the Year to Shine at WJTL. We will explore what it means to be the salt and light in this world that Jesus calls us to be. Listen for daily light reflections and for steps of faith that we can take to be a radiant witness for Jesus.

In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is Courage.

Peter demonstrated courage when he walked on water toward Jesus.

In Matthew 14:25, Jesus was walking on the water in the midst of a storm when His disciples saw him and cried out in fear.  Jesus said, Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.

Peter replied, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” Jesus invited Peter to come. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water and came toward Jesus.”

It is important to note that Peter did not venture out on his own. He went at the invitation of Jesus. Faith responds to the invitation of God’s Word to move closer to Jesus. Courage is needed when that next step is difficult.

Courage is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk


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