Peter was an experienced fisherman. He had no doubt experienced many troubling waters in his life. But this particular storm was placed in context when he and the other disciples saw Jesus walking on the water. Peter had enough faith to recognize the Lord’s voice, and enough confidence to ask if he could walk out on the water to meet Him — and to do so when Jesus gave him permission.
One of the oddest parts of my brief exchange with Bro. Jesse Winn, to which I have made considerable reference over the last few weeks, was something he said about me personally. In my experience, “about me personally” is a prepositional phrase that is hardly ever a good thing in the context of brethren debating doctrinal differences. But this was an exception.
I don’t floss. Never have. I have been told my whole life that flossing helps prevent tooth decay. All I knew was, it hurt my gums. And my fingers. Plus, it’s gross. Do I regret it? Stare into my complete absence of dental work while I say, “Nooooooooooooo.”