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A Sinking Feeling

30 Jun
Ivan Aivazovsky's painting Walking on Water (1888)

Ivan Aivazovsky’s painting Walking on Water (1888) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Can we go back to last week’s Bible story, person? The one where Jesus fed all those people and they had lots of leftovers for me?

What? You’re going to tell me a different story? Well, there’d better be food in it then.

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After Jesus fed all the people…

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And I ate the leftovers.

I am listening.

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Jesus urged his disciples to get into the boat and head across the lake for Capernaum while He dismissed the crowd.

After the crowd left, Jesus went up on a mountain to pray and when evening came he was there alone.

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I wonder if Jesus would like me to come and give him some loves.

Okay, I’ll listen.

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The boat the disciples were in was already way out on the lake and it was being tossed around on the waves because the wind was against it.

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I hope those disciples didn’t get sea sick.

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In the middle of the night Jesus took a walk on the lake and headed for the disciples. When the disciples saw Jesus they thought He was a ghost and they were terrified.

But Jesus told them it was Him and said not to be afraid.

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I wouldn’t be afraid. I’d jump into the water with Jesus.

I wonder if he has any sticks for me to fetch.

Yes, I’m listening.

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Peter said, “Lord, if it’s you tell me to come to you on the water.

Jesus said, “Come.”

Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.

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Did Peter jump right in with a big splash. That’s what I would do.

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When Peter saw the wind he was afraid and began to sink. He cried out to Jesus, “Lord, save me!”

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Why doesn’t Peter just do the dog paddle?

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Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught Peter. And Jesus said to Peter, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When Jesus and Peter climbed into the boat the wind died down. Those who were in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

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I sure hope that when Peter started sinking he felt some fish swimming around his feet and grabbed them. All this walking on water is making me hungry.

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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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18 responses to “A Sinking Feeling

  1. grandmasmad3ringcircus

    June 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I’m 100% Jesus would enjoy your loves!

     
    • Bongo

      June 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Grandma. I’m heading out to look for Jesus now.

       
  2. marina kanavaki

    June 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

    🙂 Of course you’d jump in with a big splash!!! …and yes, you’d get many many loves [and fish!]
    🙂

     
    • Bongo

      June 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Marina, three of my favorite things. Splashes, loves, and fish. That sounds like heaven to me.

       
  3. sueannporter1

    June 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Bongo, I’m glad you’re working on your listening skills. 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      June 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Sue Ann, listening is hard for me. I have so much to say.

       
  4. eripanwkevin

    June 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    The reason Jesus chose Peter to come is that he knew Peter has little faith? I’m relieved Jesus saved Peter from the water! Mom has been traveling around europe since last wednesday and she has visited lots of chuch
    there. Very interesting to read n look that
    describe about Jesus. And she says that those remimd her your bible story quite often! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      June 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Kevin, Jesus was always telling his disciples that they had little faith. They had faith but He wanted them to have more. Peter was actually the only disciple that had enough faith to try walking on water. Many times when Jesus performed miracles he would tell the people that their faith had healed them. Faith is the key to receiving power from Jesus – for healing, for salvation, and everything else that Jesus can do for us.
      I’m glad your mom is enjoying visiting churches in Europe. My person has never been there (neither have I), but she’s seen pictures of some very impressive churches there.

       
  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    July 1, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hey Bongo

    I’ve never tried swimming – I wonder if I could do the doggie paddle too? Cos I’m pretty sure I can’t walk on water! 🙂

    Have a fun day

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Snoops, I’m not sure I’d even want to walk on water. Getting in the water is too much fun.

       
  6. FleaByte

    July 1, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I think my dogs would start barking if they saw Jesus walking on the water.

     
    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      FleaByte, I might start barking too, until I jumped in the water, that is. I’ll take any excuse to go swimming.

       
  7. angelswhisper2011

    July 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I would love to walk on water, Bongo, especially this time of year 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Little Binky, the best part would be walking on the water with Jesus. But I’m still happy swimming in the water. I love swimming.

       
  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Faith, such a little word with such great power 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      July 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Misty Shores, my person agrees with you. It seems like the more she reads about what Jesus taught, the more she realizes that faith and belief are very important.

       
  9. colliesofthemeadow

    July 14, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Wow! Jesus is cool! Such power! No wonder those disciples believed in him and yet it is amazing how they would lose their faith in his presence. Now, I wonder if Jesus can help me to walk on water….
    -Ginger

     
    • Bongo

      July 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Ginger, I’m waiting for my water walking lessons too. But I’d even be happy if I could just go swimming – especially if there’s fish around.

       

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