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Jesus Walks on the Water



Jesus Walks on the Water - Ivan Aivazovsky, 1888

Jesus fed the multitude and sent them away. He told his disciples to get into a boat and row to the other side of the lake to Bethsaida. Then he went up on the mountain to pray for many hours.

After the disciples had rowed for three or four miles a storm arose on the lake. It was between 3 and 6 AM in the morning. Jesus could see them from the shore. He knew they were in trouble. He would go to them, so he started walking on the water out toward the boat. It looked as if he were going to walk right on past them when they spotted him.

They cried out, "It's a ghost!"

"Don't be afraid, it is I", said Jesus.

Peter said, "Lord, if it is you, ask me to come out to you."

When Jesus told him to come, Peter scrambled out of the boat and started walking on the water just as Jesus was doing! Then he began to think about what was happening and looked around at the big waves being blown around by the wind. He became afraid and began to sink in the lake.

"Lord, save me!", he cried.

Jesus reached out his hand and caught him and said, "Peter, your faith is small. Why did you doubt?"

They got into the boat and the wind stopped blowing. The disciples were amazed. Evidently they had forgotten that Jesus had just a few hours before fed thousands of people with just five loaves of bread and two small fish. Walking on water would not be a hard thing to do for someone with such power.

The disciples worshiped him saying, "You really are the Son of God!"

Matthew 14:22-33

Mark 6:45-52

John 6:16-21

Zip Code 14-606




Memory Hook

The code for this story has only one number different from the story of the feeding of the 5000. It is not found in the book of Luke.

To help us remember where this miracle is found we will do this: Put your left hand on your head (Matthew). Make a fist with your right hand in front of you. Hold up 5 fingers. Make a fist again and hold up 5 more fingers. Make a fist again and hold up 4 fingers. Add them together and you have 5+5+4=14


In the previous story Jesus takes 6 children in his arms. and 6 children sit down at his feet.

This miracle is a little different from the previous one. For our memory hook, we will leave all the children out and add a nervous, jumping, black cat. (Remember a cat has 9 lives.)

Jesus is in my bathroom filling up the tub with water. A little black cat wanders in and thinks he is about to get a bath. He spies an open window in the bathroom and quickly flies out the window! Wow! Why? We needed to remove the 9 from the zip code of 14-696 (feeding the 5000).

This miracle is just before the third Passover Feast. Matthew is the only writer who tells of Peter walking on the water with Jesus. Jesus walking on the water is the nineteenth recorded miracle.

Our previous story had the code 14-696. Our cat is gone so the code for this story is 14-606.

head+14 = Matthew 14
arms+6 = Mark 6
feet+6 = John 6

(14-606)

This zip code means the account is found in the 14th chapter of Matthew (14), the 6th chapter of Mark (6). It is not found in Luke (0) but is found in the 6th chapter of John (6).

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John

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