Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. (Matthew 14:22, NIV)
Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear.
But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:25-27)
And then Peter, impossibly wild and impetuous Peter did this.
Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.”
Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”
Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?”
What happens when you see Jesus? Do you ask, like Peter, “Is it you, Lord? Do you keep your eyes on him or look at your surroundings and lose your footing?