John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. But, as lambs are both peaceful and sacrificed, we ask that God might give us peace in the face of the challenges we will find in this coming year.
Jesus bid Peter to come join him and walk out on the water. Peter did, but then doubted and started to sink, but Jesus caught him. Do we have the faith to follow Jesus out on to that water when he bids us "come"?