When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
And suddenly a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves; but Jesus was sleeping.
And the disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Lord, save us, we are going to die!”
He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was [at once] a great and wonderful calm [a perfect peacefulness].
And in the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m.) Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.
But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!”
Peter replied to Him, “Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water.”
He said, “Come!” So Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy,
For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].