Jesus Walks on Water

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus is the Son of God who saves

 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
John 3:17

Synopsis:
When Jesus finished teaching he went off to pray by himself. To do this he told the disciples to get in the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side of the lake they were at. Later that night, Jesus had to make his way to them, and in order to do that he began to walk on water. Upon seeing this, Peter asked if he could come out to Jesus. Jesus told him “come” and Peter began to step out onto the water and walk towards Jesus. This took faith, as Peter had to trust he wouldn’t fall to the bottom of the lake, but once Peter began to take his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink. We are to fix our eyes on Jesus and trust that he is God, to get us through whatever trial may come.

The Jesus Connection:
Jesus was no ordinary man. He was more than a great teacher: Jesus was, and is, God. When the disciples in the boat saw Jesus walk on the stormy waves, they worshiped him as God. Little did they know that this same Jesus, who had power over the wind and the waves, who could walk on water and heal all the sicknesses of those who came to him, would soon die on the cross for their sins.
If Jesus had not been God, he should have rebuked the disciples for worshiping him. But Jesus did not correct them. There, in the middle of the sea, Jesus received the worship of the disciples.
In this story, Peter cried out, “Lord, save me.” His words were more profound than he could realize. Our own sin separates us from God. We need to cry out with those same words: “Lord, save me.” As he did with Peter, the Lord extends his hand to save and deliver us safely to the shore of heaven.

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