One day, the Rabbi sent his talmidim in a boat ahead of him across Lake Tiberius while he sent the crowds away.  After he had sent the crowds home, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray; and when it was evening, he was there alone.

The boat was already a long distance from the land, being battered by the waves for the wind was against it.  The Rabbi saw the talmidim straining at the oars and about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 

He intended to pass them by but when the talmidim saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.  But immediately the Rabbi spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

His talmid, Petros, said to him, "Master, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." And the Rabbi said, "Come!"

Petros got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward the Rabbi.  But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Master, save me!"  Immediately the Rabbi stretched out his hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.  And those who were in the boat bowed before him, saying, "You are surely G-d's son!"


-- This is the life of The Rabbi. --