The apostle Peter hesitated when Christ invited him to Walk by Faith over water.
22At once, Jesus made his disciples get into a boat and start back across the lake.+ But he stayed until he had sent the crowds away. 23Then he went up on a mountain where he could be alone and pray. Later in the evening, he was still there.
24By this time the boat was a long way from the shore. It was going against the wind and was being tossed around by the waves. 25A little while before morning, Jesus came walking on the water toward his disciples. 26When they saw him, they thought he was a ghost. They were terrified and started screaming.
27At once, Jesus said to them, “Don’t worry! I am Jesus. Don’t be afraid.”
28Peter replied, “Lord, if it really is you, tell me to come to you on the water.”
29“Come on!” Jesus said. Peter then got out of the boat and started walking on the water toward him.
30But when Peter saw how strong the wind was, he was afraid and started sinking. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31At once, Jesus reached out his hand. He helped Peter up and said, “You surely don’t have much faith. Why do you doubt?”
32When Jesus and Peter got into the boat, the wind died down. 33The men in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, “You really are the Son of God!”