Do you remember being a child and having to summon the courage to try something new? Perhaps you were learning to swim or dive, and you were intimidated by the large body of water that sat in front of you. Your parents were there to encourage you, and before long, you were splashing in the waves, happy you were bold enough to give it a try. Sometimes we need to summon courage in our faith life too. Perhaps we are being called to lead a new ministry, or witness to a friend, or to rejoice during a difficult time in our lives. Fortunately for us, our Heavenly Father is there not only to cheer us on, but strengthen us by the Holy Spirit. God grant you courage and grace today to be bold in faith, trusting in His grace and power!