Jesus Saves Peter | Minute Gospel Reflections for Kids

By Monique Sammut | August 6, 2020

Jesus saves Peter from drowning in a storm at sea!

Gospel Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s gospel, the disciples are in a boat on the water during a storm.  Then, Jesus came to them walking on the water, and He said to them, “Take courage.  It is I.  Do not be afraid.” Peter starts walking to Jesus on the water. As long as He stays focused on Jesus, Peter could walk on the water, but then he saw the waves and the storm, and he was scared. Then he started sinking, but he said, “Lord, save me,” and Jesus saved him.

After he rescued Peter, Jesus says, “Oh, you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Jesus knows that we’re weak and that bad things happen that scare us, but He wants us to trust Him. He wants us to keep our eyes on Him even when life is difficult. Jesus is always walking beside us, and when we are scared we can always pray to Him, “Lord, save me,” and He will be right there to save us just like He saved Peter.