- He wrapped his outer garment around him and jumped into the water (John 21:7)
No dreams of walking on water this time. Peter has sunk deep into remorse over his thrice-in-a-night denial of Jesus. Now the one he betrayed stands on the beach and Peter is desperate to repent. So he jumps in the water. Maybe the rowing wasn’t fast enough. Maybe he wanted a private moment before the others made land. Or maybe, he wanted to sink in the water and have Jesus rescue him as He had done once before. Regardless, Peter knows he won’t walk across those waters this time, so he determines to run through them. Jesus has come back to Him and the guilty disciple can’t get to Him fast enough.