7.4 He Walked On Water

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May 8 7.4 Out on the sea, the boat was endangered by opposing winds and waves1 on their way to Capernaum, while he was still on land. At midnight after rowing three to four miles, the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea intending to pass them by. “Its a spirit!” they shouted in fear.

Jesus calmed them saying, “Cheer up. Dont fear. It is I.” Peter called out, “Lord, if its you, command me to come to you on the water.” Jesus said, “Come!” Peter left the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. On seeing the strong wind, Peter feared and began to sink. “Lord, save me!” he cried.

At once, Jesus caught him by the hand and said, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?2 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God!” They gladly took him in, and immediately, the boat landed at its destination. They were amazed, for they didnt yet understand the lesson of the loaves, since their minds were closed.