After Jesus has calmed the Galilee storm, Peter converses with someone from another boat which was following.
One of the Other Boats
Richard B Gillion
TOBIAS Gosh, Peter, wasn't that a bad storm last night?
PETER Worst I've ever been in and I've been in a few.
TOBIAS My dad says we haven't had one like that in 20 years.
PETER If they happen once in 20 years last night was that once.
TOBIAS And it was such a steady breeze when we sailed - none of the usual
PETER How are the others?
TOBIAS They're OK. How about you? You looked as if you'd had a fright when
you came in.
PETER I've stopped shaking thanks.
TOBIAS Your boat managed to get the worst of it - lucky for you you had
Jesus on board.
PETER You didn't do too badly then?
TOBIAS No, we were a bit behind you and could see you struggling, but the
worst was over before we reached you. In fact I couldnít believe how
quickly it died down.
PETER You weren't scared then?
TOBIAS Oh no, we reckoned if Jesus chose to sail then it must have been
going to turn out all right.
PETER He's not indestructible you know.
TOBIAS No, but he must have known it would be OK.
PETER Well Jesus sure thought it was going to be OK - he slept through
practically the whole thing.
TOBIAS There you are then.
PETER I don't think you understand. We were about to go under. We had
everyone working like maniacs and it wasn't enough. We had the sails
down the moment it struck and then had a fight with them in the wind
to get them stowed away. We used oars to try to get some stability
until that got too dangerous. We had no strength left and it was
TOBIAS And Jesus slept through the lot?
PETER Until we couldn't take any more. Then we woke him up.
TOBIAS And he gave you a hand with the ropes did he?
PETER No, he saw the terrified look on our faces and spoke to the storm.
TOBIAS Sorry, Peter, he spoke to whom?
PETER To the storm.
TOBIAS I thought that's what you said. What did he say?
PETER He told the wind to be quiet and the waves to be still.
TOBIAS Ah, that explains it then.
PETER You're taking this all very calmly. I just told you that Jesus
commanded the storm to stop and it did and all you can say is "That
explains it then."
TOBIAS Well it does. If he is announcing the Kingdom of God and doing the
things he is doing, then he must be Godís chosen one. He's obeying
God and not just making his own plans. So God isn't going to let
anything happen to him that isn't meant to happen. Even Jonah was
saved and he was doing the wrong thing.
PETER It's not just that God is protecting him. Jesus actually took
authority over that storm. It's as if something of his true nature
was revealed for the first time. We felt like worshipping him.
TOBIAS I thought you were all down on your knees.
PETER Something dawned on us then, and I suppose if we'd known it at the
start we would not have been so afraid. It's still not an experience
I want to repeat.
TOBIAS Who is this that even the winds and the waves obey him?
PETER That's what we'll be asking ourselves for some time to come.
RTF version of this sketch
The Sea/Lake of Galilee