Why this series? One of my favorite quotes is from former President Theodore Roosevelt when he said “Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumph though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
We all know about that dreaded gray twilight, don’t we? That’s the space where the life’s daily routines intersect with worries about a future we can’t control. It’s a space that has been known to kill passion and give birth to fear. Because what good is passion or dreams or courage or vision or hope when the rent is due, the kids are sick and the boss is out of touch?
We all fight hard to make it through life’s daily demands but as sunset meets sunrise day after day after day... there are times we are left to wonder... is this all there is? Is my soul being fed? Are my passions awakened? Am I making the kind of difference I thought I’d make when I was younger? Am I really living or am I just alive? It’s not hard to live in the gray twilight because no one is going to critique you for living the kind of life that supports the status quo.
If you’re ready to wake up to a new day, we want to encourage you by looking at the life of one of Jesus’ most passionate followers. This man had vision, courage and hope but to be honest, his “glorious triumph” was indeed “checkered by failure” throughout his life. He took three steps forward and almost inevitably one or two back. But at the end of the day he was still one or two steps ahead!
We would love to have you join us at GPC as we look at the life of Peter the disciple of Jesus and ask one key question in light of his life: “Have you got the nerve?”