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Can Jesus Walk on Water?

Can Jesus Walk on Water

Yes, Jesus can walk on water. This is recounted in the Bible in the book of Matthew 14:22-33. After feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus sent his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee.

Later that night, the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea towards them. Initially, they were terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost, but Jesus called out to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” Peter, one of the disciples, asked Jesus if he could come to him on the water, and Jesus invited him. Peter was able to walk on water towards Jesus, but when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened and began to sink. He cried out to Jesus, who immediately reached out, caught him, and said, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they climbed back into the boat, the wind ceased, and those in the boat worshiped Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Faith Overcomes Natural Laws: The miracle of Jesus walking on water demonstrates that faith in God can transcend the natural laws that govern our physical world. Peter was able to walk on water as long as he kept his faith in Jesus. This teaches us that with faith, we can overcome seemingly impossible situations.
  2. Jesus’ Divinity: This event underscores the divinity of Jesus. Walking on water is an act beyond human capability, illustrating that Jesus is not bound by the constraints of the physical world. His disciples recognized this divine power, affirming, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
  3. Fear and Doubt vs. Trust in God: The moment Peter doubted and focused on the storm instead of Jesus, he began to sink. This highlights the struggle between fear and faith. Trusting in God, even in the face of fear and uncertainty, can sustain and save us. Jesus’ response to Peter’s doubt, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” is a reminder to keep our focus on God instead of our fears.


  • Greg Gaines

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