Epic Scenes: Jesus Walks on Water

We are thrilled to have our iBIBLE artists begin working on the New Testament in this new year. Today, let's take a look together at a previously-created concept image from the iBIBLE New Testament: Jesus Walks on Water.

Jesus’s life is filled with many exciting, epic scenes. Today, we are sharing with you an iBIBLE scene that shows Christ’s Divine power while also showing His love and care for us. Look with us at the epic scene from Matthew 14, Jesus Walks on Water—a bold call for Peter, and each of us, to place our full trust in Christ.
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After a long period of teaching, Jesus had sent the disciples on ahead of Him to Bethsaida. A wind arose, the waves buffeted against them, and they saw a figure walking towards them on the surface of the sea. There were three elements that the artists wanted to emphasize in order get the impact of this scene across:

1. The intensity of the wind. This was no light breeze; this wind caused the sea to become rough as the disciples were trying to make their way across it (see John 6:18). The waves were drawn beating against the boat as it were driven by the wind: “the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them” (Matthew 14:24).

2. The fear of the disciples. Not only did they likely feel fear at the wind and waves, but Scripture tells us that they were terrified to see a figure they assumed to be a ghost walking on the water to them (see Matthew 14:26). The disciples were in the boat, shocked at Who was in front of them.

3. The calmness of Jesus. Though the disciples were terrified to see Him, Jesus spoke to them to ease their fear: “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid’” (Matthew 14:27). He came to His disciples, provided peace, and called them to place their trust in Him. His arm outstretched to Peter indicates His invitation: “He said, ‘Come’” (Matthew 14:29a).
Jesus walking on water
We hope that you enjoyed seeing some of the new art for the life of Jesus. This is concept art and is subject to change as we produce iBIBLE, and the final art may look different. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue our work to bring the entire Biblical narrative to the world through iBIBLE. Please consider coming alongside us as an iBIBLE Producer with a monthly donation to help us script, animate, produce, translate, and distribute iBIBLE.

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