Jesus Walks on Water ~ Choosing Faith Over Fear
Artist: Susan Williams
This mosaic depicts the biblical miracle of Jesus walking on a stormy sea as described in scripture by Matthew, Mark, and John. The lessons that Jesus taught His disciples that fateful day to choose faith over fear and to focus our whole hearts on Jesus should be applied to our daily lives. Faith and fear cannot coexist in our hearts. jesus wants us to draw nearer to Him when we experience turmoil in our lives. When fear takes over our focus strays from our Lord’s promises and power. Faith in our Lord Jesus and the blessings of eternal life through Him restores the calm. No matter our past or current situation, when we turn to Jesus, His grace and mercy will sustain us. With a grateful heart, focus on the blessings of being loved unconditionally by our Savior Jesus. He will guide you daily, even through the roughest storms. Keep your eyes on Him. Choose faith. Walk with Jesus.
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”