Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative in order to present Jesus in the context he walked with the unknown disciple that narrates presenting my thoughts and sparking more thoughts with his questions. Enjoy!
We were crossing the lake after Jesus sent us away and not making much headway. The wind whipping off the mountains churned the waters up and pushed against us.
Shortly before dawn, Matthew looked towards the lightening sky.
A figure appeared to be moving across the water.
“It’s a ghost,” one said and cried out in fear.
“Ghosts aren’t real!” another said.
“What is it then?”
“A night spirit!”
Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! I Am. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Then he started walking slower and looking around at the waves. 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. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Jesus and Peter walked across the water back to the boat. We couldn’t believe it. And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Waves stilled. Awestruck, I knelt. The others followed. John saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”