45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side,to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night[g] he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him andwere terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
It is crazy to me how hard some of the new breed of theologians try to dismiss the virgin birth, the resurrection and just about any other miraculous event. Jesus had just fed thousands of people with a couple of fish and a little bit of bread. Now Jesus walks on water.
Jesus is God. Jesus is filled with power that transcends this world. Jesus can do anything. Jesus is not afraid of anything. Jesus cannot be stopped by anything. Still, even Jesus felt the need to spend time in prayer. He had just come from time spent alone talking to His Heavenly Father.
I do not believe that God does miracles to entertain or put on a show. I believe that God sometimes does miracles to fulfill His plan or meet a need. I believe that we see few miracles because we wander out of God’s will and have such little faith. So the answer is right before us.