“He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” - Matthew 14: 29-31
I have loved the water ever since I was a child, and in traveling I always take an opportunity to swim - lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and especially the ocean - there is always a 100% chance that I will jump in, no matter the temperature of the water.
But something I have realized about the ocean, is that although it is beautiful and gives me a sense of peace and freedom, it is also incredibly powerful and sometimes downright scary. There are three moments from the last year that specifically stand out to me as times when I experienced the power of the ocean:
I believe in God's grace through Jesus. I love to learn, in a variety of contexts - reading God's Word, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds around the world, and as a student of Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Western Washington University. Pages of My Passport is dedicated to sharing this journey of learning through written and visual content.