Jesus Christ Walking on the Water

By: Fr. Seraphim SlobodskoyRead time: 1 min2634 Hits

Jesus Christ Walking on the Water

After the miraculous feeding of the people with five loaves of bread, Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to get into the boat and go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee to Bethsaida.

He dismissed the crowd and then went into the hills to pray.

Night fell. The boat with the disciples was already out on the sea beaten by the waves because a strong wind was blowing.

Before dawn, Jesus Christ knowing the distress of the disciples came to them walking on the sea. But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out in fear. Jesus Christ immediately spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”

Then, the Apostle Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is you, let me come to you on the water.”

The Lord said, “Come.”

So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind and the big waves, he was afraid, from fear his faith vanished; and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord! Save me!”

Jesus Christ immediately reached out His hand and caught him saying, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

The disciples worshipped Jesus Christ and said, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Note: See the Gospels of Matthew 14:22-36; Mark 6:45-56; John 6:16-21.

(from: The Law of God
by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy)