Christ Walking on Water
Elder David A. Bednar spoke about the miracle of Christ walking on the water. He said,
“The counsel Alma gave to his son Helaman applies precisely to each of us today: “Yea,
see that ye look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We should look to and have our focus
firmly fixed upon the Savior at all times and in all places.”
“Recall how the Lord’s Apostles were in a ship, tossed in the midst of the sea. Jesus went
to them, walking on the water; but not recognizing Him, they cried out in fear.”
“Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the
“And he said, Come” (Matthew 14:27–29).
Peter then walked on the water to Jesus.
“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid,” began to sink, and cried out,
“Lord, save me.
“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him,
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matthew 14:30–31).
“I envision Peter responding fervently and immediately to the Savior’s invitation. With
his eyes fixed upon Jesus, he stepped out of the boat and miraculously walked on the
water. Only when his gaze was diverted by the wind and the waves did he become afraid
and begin to sink.”
“We can be blessed to conquer our fears and strengthen our faith as we follow the Lord’s
instruction: “Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not” (D&C 6:36).”
Therefore They Hushed Their Fears by David A. Bednar
Having faith in the Savior can lead us to do some pretty remarkable things. It is through
our faith in the Savior that we can perform miracles and make the world a better place.
But every once in a while, we fall short. We need to rely on the Savior when we are
“afraid” and “begin to sink”. We must be humble enough to admit that we can not do it
on our own. We must rely on the Lord to help us when we fall short.