Romans 5:1-5 (Translated from the Greek text by E. Glenn Hinson)

Since we have been okayed by faith, we have deep down security with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have had the door opened to this grace in which we have planted our feet. We take pride in God's glorious hope. Not only so, but we also take pride in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces stick-to-itiveness, stick-to-itiveness character, and character hope. Now that hope never disappoints, for God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which God gives us.

Matthew 14:22-33
(New Jerusalem Bible)

22 And at once he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he sent the crowds away.

23 After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

24 while the boat, by now some furlongs from land, was hard pressed by rough waves, for there was a head-wind.

25 In the fourth watch of the night he came towards them, walking on the sea,

26 and when the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. 'It is a ghost,' they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But at once Jesus called out to them, saying, 'Courage! It's me! Don't be afraid.'

28 It was Peter who answered. 'Lord,' he said, 'if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.'

29 Jesus said, 'Come.' Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water,

30 but then noticing the wind, he took fright and began to sink. 'Lord,' he cried, 'save me!'

31 Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. 'You have so little faith,' he said, 'why did you doubt?'

32 And as they got into the boat the wind dropped.

33 The men in the boat bowed down before him and said, 'Truly, you are the Son of God.'


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