The Byram River in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the crest was running twelve to fifteen feet deep.
A family picnicking at the edge watched in horror as their two-year-old daughter fell into the water. Her 23-year-old mother, who could not swim and was horrified by water, jumped in and pulled her little girl to safety.
The headlines the next day said, “Mother Who Couldn’t Swim, But She Does, and Saves Daughter.”
Provided the proper motivation, we all can do far more than we believe we can. Many who are afraid of water have been baptized for remission of sins (Acts 2:38). Some who are afraid of public speaking have become preachers of the gospel (Romans 10:14–15). Some timid souls have won many to Christ (Proverbs 11:30). A lot of folks who thought they could never serve Christ effectively found a spark of zeal and love and become great workers.