His disciples to go ahead
without Him. He needed time with His Father. So He went to the
hills to pray.
As the sun set, the disciples began to sail across the lake. But
when it became dark, the wind began to stir the waves, tossing the
small boat hack and forth. Then in the middle of the night, the
disciples noticed something strange. A man walked toward
them—right on top of the water!
"It's a ghost!" they cried in terror.
"Don't be afraid!" called Jesus. "It is I."
Peter yelled, "If it's You, Lord, call me out to You!" Jesus
called, and Peter climbed out of the boat. He too began to walk on
the water. But when his eyes looked away from Jesus and down at
the frothing sea, Peter began to sink. "Help me, Lord!" he cried.
Jesus grabbed Peter's hand.
"Peter, where's your faith?" asked Jesus as they climbed into the
But Peter and the other disciples could only bow down before
Jesus. "You really are the Son of God!" they said.