From:Â Â Â Kent Hovind
Sent:Â Â Â January 24, 2008
To:Â Â Â Simon Peter
First read:Â Â Â Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; Luke 6:15-21
KH:Â Â Â Excuse me, Mr. Peter. It looks like you are soaking wet.
Simon Peter (Pete): I am.
KH:Â Â Â What happened? Did you fall out of the boat?
Pete:Â Â Â No, actually I was walking on the water out there and I fell through.
KH:Â Â Â You walked on the water? Yeah, right!
Andrew: It’s true, Kent. We all saw him do it!
James:Â Â Â That’s right! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself.
Pete:Â Â Â Jesus sent us all out in the boat yesterday afternoon, but a storm came up and we’ve been bailing water for hours. Then about fifteen minutes ago, Jesus came walking out to us on the water just as calm as you please. We were scared at first, but then He said, “It is I. Be not afraid.” That calmed us down. That’s when I asked Him to invite me to walk out on the water to Him and He did! I liked walking on the water just fine until Thomas here yelled, “Watch out for that wave, Pete!” I took my eyes off Jesus and started sinking.
KH:Â Â Â So what happened?
Pete:Â Â Â I yelled for help! What do you think I did? I said, “Lord, save me!” and He did.
KH:Â Â Â I was a lifeguard for two summers at the Salvation Army camp in Mossville, Illinois. I heard that yell a few times myself.
Pete:Â Â Â You were what? For who? Where?
KH:Â Â Â Never mind. The point is, how did you get back to the boat? Did Jesus carry you? Did He scold you for falling in the water?
Pete:Â Â Â No. He just asked me why I doubted and pulled me back up on top of the water. We walked back to the boat. I learned that I can do anything Jesus calls me to do, even if it looks crazy to others (Philippians 4:13). Second, I’ve got to learn to keep my eyes on Him and not my circumstances (John 15). Third, I’m slowly beginning to understand Who this Jesus really is (Matthew 8:27; 16:16).
KH:Â Â Â Isaiah said the Mighty God would be born on earth and dwell among us (Isaiah 9:6).
Pete:Â Â Â I know. I can’t stop looking at Him! Yesterday He fed 5,000 men plus women and children with one boy’s sack lunch (Matthew 14:13-21). He stays calm in the storm and walks on water. I think we are looking at God!
KH:Â Â Â I agree, Pete. I agree.
Pete:Â Â Â Hey, Kent, you asked me how I got wet. Now, I’ve got a question for you. Why aren’t you all wet?Â Did you stay in the boatÂ like the rest?