Jesus appears to His disciples here to comfort them in a storm out at sea. His words here, reverberate with many who have already heard at various times throughout the Bible. The designated title of “It is I”, brings Him in close alliance with His Holy Father, who often announced His presence thus to His prophets. On the other hand, His command “be not afraid” is a phrase often echoed, as previous passages have shown. With this, a miracle is accomplished, and the disciples immediately arrived on the shore in safety, delivered from fear.