A Florida State University Professor of Oceanography stated that based on his study, Jesus most likely walked on a patch of ice and not on water. He says that his study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions that causes unique and extremely rare localized freezing called “springs ice.” Check out the article here.
Okay… I’m not sure which would be the greater miracle, 1) Jesus walking on water, 2) Jesus walking on a huge patch of ice that extended from the shore and into the middle of the Sea of Galilee or 3) Jesus floating on a smaller chunk of ice from the shore to the boat in the midst of fairly severe wind and waves (Matthew 14:24).
But if Jesus did walk on ice, he’s a great practical joker — “Hey Peter, come out here with me.”
<Snicker, snicker, snicker.>
“Hey, can someone help me onto the boat, my feet are freezing!”