Jesus Walks on the Water

    “Jesus Walks on the Water,” Liahona, Nov. 2001, 8

    Jesus Walks on the Water

    The disciples were in a boat when a storm came up

    Once while Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, His disciples went out on a boat on the Sea of Galilee. The wind started to blow hard, and the waves became high. Matt. 14:22–24

    Jesus walked on the water to the boat

    Jesus came down to the sea in the night. He walked on the surface of the water to get to the boat. Matt. 14:25

    The disciples were afraid

    The disciples saw Him walking on the water, and they were afraid. They thought He was a spirit. He called to them, “It is I; be not afraid.” Matt. 14:26–27

    Peter walked on the water

    Peter wanted to walk on the water too. Jesus told Peter to walk to Him, so Peter climbed out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward the Savior. Matt. 14:28–29

    But he became scared and started to sink

    Because the wind was blowing hard and the waves were high, Peter became afraid. He began to sink into the water and cried to Jesus to save him. Matt. 14:30

    Jesus grabbed Peter’s hand

    The Savior took Peter’s hand. He asked Peter why he was afraid and why he did not have more faith. Matt. 14:31

    The storm stopped

    When Jesus and Peter came to the boat, the storm stopped. All the disciples then worshiped the Savior. They knew He was the Son of God. Matt. 14:32–33

    Illustrations by Robert T. Barrett