What a relief, it is the Master! Peter thought. Everyone on the boat thought it was a ghost they saw walking towards them on the water, but he knew better. He knew it could only be Jesus.
“Lord, if that is you tell me to come out to you on the water.”
“Come!” Jesus said.
A chill ran through Peter’s spine. Jesus was telling him to walk out to him on the water! Peter was aware of the other disciples shocked silence as he swung his leg over the side of the rocking boat.
No problem! He thought. He was sure of all the disciples; he was the one with the deepest connection and the strongest bond! He would even die for Jesus!
After all, hadn’t it been only his name Jesus had changed from Simon to Peter. Solid-as-rock-Peter. And hadn’t he been the one that correctly declared that Jesus was the Messiah, The Son of the Living God; when Jesus asked him who he thought Jesus was? Continue reading