Dr. Philip Barie of N.Y. Weill Cornell Medical Center was quoted on the news Jan 5 saying:"If you are a believer in miracles, this would be one," said . "I'm not a deeply religious person personally, but when I … I can understand what the religious people mean about a case like this."
Doctors are calling the survival of window washer Alcides Moreno, who fell 47-stories on December 7, a miracle.
May our last word be "God". That one word prayer, in the Bible, kept Peter from falling when he walked over to Jesus, on the water of the sea.
The wind was still whipping, the sea was still tossing their boat this way and that, when one of the disciples happened to look out into the night.
There was a man walking on the water!!!
In the dark of the night they saw a man coming towards them on the water - They heard a voice say, “Take courage! Don’t be afraid. It is me!”
It was Jesus! “Lord, is it really you?” Peter said, holding his hand over his eyes to block the spray of the splashing waves. Peter was a brave man! Or he was crazy?!? “If it really IS you, tell me to come out to you on the water!”
Jesus said, “Come.” Peter stuck one leg out over the side of the boat and set his foot on the water. It didn’t sink in! He stepped out with his other foot, and it didn’t sink. He stood up. He was standing on the water! He took one step, and then another, and then another. He was walking on the water, just like Jesus! He might have even been thinking to himself, “Hey! Look at me. I am walking on the water! Aren’t I great!”
But wait a minute. People can’t walk on water. And then Peter started to look around him. All of a sudden, the boat seemed awfully small and far away. There was nothing but black, churning water all around him. The waves were lapping at his feet, water was stinging his eyes. And then, just like that, the water under his feet let go. “Help me, Lord!” Peter gulped, slipping into the cold water. “Save me!” But before the water could gulp Peter down entirely, Jesus reached down with strong hand and grabbed him by the arm, saying: “Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?”; and Peter returned to walking on the surface of the lake, dripping wet, back to the boat. Just as they were climbing over the side of the boat, the wind died away and the sea turned smooth as glass. Everything was suddenly peaceful and quiet. One minute the wind was roaring and the sea was crashing, the next all was peaceful and calm. Some of the disciples must have remembered just then the bible verse from Psalms they learned in Hebrew school... “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper, the waves of the sea were hushed.”
Quote of the Day
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself--like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. --Jean Kerr