22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 He then went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat was already a long way from land, tossed about by waves in the wind. The temperature dropped significantly. Jesus shivered and checked his watch.
25 Late that night Jesus figured he should rejoin the disciples by walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him, they freaked out. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried like babies.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Jeez! It's just me, and it's just ice. Quit bawling like that. It's embarrassing."
28 "Lord, if it's ice," Peter replied, "I'll come and walk out to you."
29 "I double dare you," Jesus said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the ice floes and came toward Jesus. 30 But when the wind picked up, he chickened out, began to sink, and shouted, "Lord, save me!"
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You should have worn sandals with some traction," he said, "not these flimsy flip-flops."
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat laughed at Peter, who clowned around for a bit until Jesus settled them down for the next lesson.