I love this story about Jesus, and Peter, walking on the water. Read both accounts in Matthew and John to view the whole picture.
Jesus was always training the disciples. I’m guessing he could just have shown up on the boat with them, but he chose to stretch their faith and belief by walking on the water.
They were afraid. They thought he was a ghost. But when he came on the boat and safely brought them to the other side, they worshiped him.
This is a comfort to me. When I’m buffeted and weak in faith, Jesus will still help me.
And my friend Peter. Yes, he became afraid, and Jesus had to ask why he had doubted, but Peter had the guts to step out on the water in the first place. And he didn’t hesitate to ask for help when he needed it.
Matthew 14:33: Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”