Take a step.

I have always loved stories of the Savior on the water; fishing, walking on the sea, calming the storms, for some reason they just speak to my soul. This picture from the Reflections of Christ collection took my breathe away the first time I saw it. Someday it will hang in our home when we can afford real art! It came to my mind in Sacrament meeting a few weeks ago when I heard the most profound quote about this story in Matthew 14:25-31 where Peter is walking on the water towards Christ and then suddenly feels fearful. Elder Holland says:
"This scriptural account reminds us that the first step in coming to Christ, or in his coming to us, may fill us with something very much like sheer terror. It shouldn’t, but it sometimes does. One of the grand ironies of the gospel is that the very source of help and safety being offered us is the thing from which we may, in our mortal shortsightedness, flee. For whatever the reason, I have seen investigators run from baptism, I have seen elders run from a mission call, I have seen sweethearts run from marriage, and I have seen young couples run from the fear of families and the future. Too often too many of us run from the very things that will bless us and save us and soothe us. Too often we see gospel commitments and commandments as something to be feared and forsaken."

What a precious reminder that the Lord is on our side, He is our safety and our Light. He wants us to come to Him and we can't let fear stop us.