28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Peter is my favorite disciple, if you can have one. I know that he made a lot of mistakes and had a tendency to run his mouth to much as well as lose his temper from time to time. But he was also in most cases the first one to act and take great steps of faith. He is the only person beside Jesus who ever walked on water and preached the very first sermon ever to be preached in the church age of grace on the day of Pentecost.
The thesis of Peter’s life is don’t be bound by your mistakes, and take that chance to step out of the boat knowing Jesus will not let you sink even if your faith fails.