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This poem is about the rescue of the sailors who were caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee. The Old Testament name for the Sea of Galilee was the Sea of Kinneret (Kinerot). But, after the exile of the Jews to Babylon in the 6th century BC it was called the Lake of Gennesaret. This is the famous event where Jesus walked on water. There have been many poems written about this event. The whole story of Gennesaret has a double meaning. In the story, Jesus knew that the men were in trouble and left the hill to save them. When the men first saw him they thought Jesus was a ghost, then Jesus said, "it is I; be not afraid" (Mat 15:27). Peter couldn't believe what he saw and asked Jesus if he could walk out there to him (on the water). "And he said, Come" But immediately after stepping on to the water Peter began to sink. Jesus saved him and said "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Mat 15:31-32)