Peter was among the bravest of the Jesus’ disciples. He was fishing at the Sea of Galilee when he was the first disciple to be called along with his brother Andrew. When Jesus walked out to His disciples on the water during a raging storm, they were all afraid of Him. The Lord called out to His disciples to assure them it was Him. Peter replied by saying, “Lord, if it is you, tell me to come out onto the water to you.” Jesus said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and stepped on to the raging sea because Jesus was worth it. Peter risked his life for Jesus, because Jesus was more valuable to him than his own life.
Watch the video clip of the water.
While you concentrate on the waves, think about why Jesus is worth taking risks for. What is it about Him that makes Him worth it? Once you’ve reflected, go to the next station.
Reflection for Kids
Scripture from Matthew 14:24-32 (NIV)
24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”