People have this idea that Peter took one step on the water and failed. They say he “tried” to walk on water. But he didn’t try to walk, he walked on the water. Don’t believe me. Check out Mathew 14:28-31, “And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is 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 to Jesus. But when he saw the wind,he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?””
Peter didn’t try to walk on water, he did it. The Bible says that the disciples thought that Jesus was a ghost, they wouldn’t have thought that he was a ghost if he was close to them. If he was close, then Peter could have only taken a step. But obviously that’s not the case. The Bible clearly says that Peter walked to Jesus.
Peter didn’t walk half way to Jesus and got scared, he walked all the way to Jesus. If he didn’t walk to Jesus, Jesus has the same powers as Elastagirl from the Incredibles. Peter realized what he was doing and freaked out. But Jesus was there. Pulled him out of the water and set him on his feet. Jesus didn’t carry him. That’s an important part to realize, he didn’t carry Peter. Peter and Jesus walked back to the boat together. So in essence, Peter didn’t walk on the water once, but twice. He walked by himself the first time and walked with Jesus the second time.
So in reality, he didn’t fail (all though Jesus did Gibbs Slap him) he passed. He was able to walk on water. Would you have been able to walk on water all the way to Jesus? Do you have enough faith to walk all the way? Peter did, even if he got afraid and began to sink.