Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
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Still, some scholars have held the view that while this event took place, it was not miraculous: Albert Schweitzer , for example, suggested that the disciples saw Jesus walking on the shore, but were confused by high wind and darkness; some scholars who accept this "misperception thesis" argue that Mark originally wrote that Jesus walked on the seashore rather than on the sea, and that John had a more accurate version. One aspect of the pericope passage is how it highlights the relationship between Jesus and his apostles. Let us keep looking to Jesus. Just like Jesus reached out His hand and grabbed Peter to keep Him safe, He is that close to you, and He will help you too. He couldn't have possibly thought of walking on water at a time like that.
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He then dismissed the crowd and went up a mountain by himself to pray. Afterwards, Jesus performed a miracle of walking on water. As explained in the Gospel of Matthew, which gives the most detailed account of the miracle in comparison to the Gospels of Mark and John:. Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me! Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.