|Peter Becomes Afraid and Sinks|
||During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them,
walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they
were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus
immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." "Lord,
if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come,"
he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came
toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to
sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand
and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" And
when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were
in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
Matthew 14:25-33 (RSV)