Children taking swimming lessons are instructed to jump into the water from the edge of the pool. For many children, this is terrifying. It’s not uncommon to see a small child frozen on the edge of the pool, while everyone around them is encouraging them to jump. Watching someone they know and trust jump into the pool first is one way that instructors help calm that fear. It allows the child to see that it is possible to safely jump into the water and come up to the surface. Jesus endured everything we have to face and gave us the Spirit so that we can endure the trials of life. If Jesus endured difficult circumstances, we can too with his help and guidance.
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