Throughout Simon Peter’s life, we see the struggle of fear and faith many times. His encounter with Jesus walking on water produces both an incredible expression of faith and intense fear. Taking faith-filled risks is essential to growing in Christ, and Simon Peter’s life helps us see it in practice.
The mysterious journey to Emmaus was marked by the presence of the resurrected Jesus. His conversation with the two men cited Moses and the prophets in order to explain the life and death of Jesus. The story he told must have been a glorious recounting of the presence of God that is represented in our midst.