What can we learn from Jesus walking on water?
Notice what Jesus said to his disciples when they saw him walking on the water: “It is I; do not be afraid” (John 6:20). “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear,” wrote Mark Twain. The only way to master fear is to abide in the one who is master over every circumstance.
What does walking on water symbolize?
Figuratively, to “walk on water” is to perform an impossible or godlike task: “When I told him the project had to be done by Tuesday, he made me feel as though I were asking him to walk on water.”
Why do people think Jesus walked on water?
The Bible provides many examples of faith, including the examples of Christ and Peter. In John 5:19 Jesus declared that He could do nothing by Himself, but only through God the Father. Jesus walked on water because of His faith in God. Likewise, Peter walked toward Jesus in faith before he stumbled.
What does the Bible say about walking on water?
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters.
What did Jesus say to Peter when he walked on water?
Peter challenged, “If it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.” And Jesus responded, “Come.” (Matt. 14:28–29.) Peter left the boat and, like Jesus, walked on the water.
What is the significance of water in the Bible?
Water has the power to purify, to provide deliverance, and it can also destroy evil and enemies as in the stories of the Flood (Genesis 6:17) and the flight of Israel from Egypt (Exodus 14:1-15:21).
Did Jesus literally walk water?
The Bible says that Jesus walked on water. But Florida State University oceanographer Doron Nof has published research suggesting he may have in fact been walking on ice. We hear from Nof as he explains his theory.