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The Boy That Walked On Water
 



Tommy was a special boy,
People knew it from the start.
Intelligence denied him,
Was made up for in his heart.

He would always be a child,
His physicians used to say.
Although unlike Peter Pan,
Tommy couldn’t fly away.

But he had his fantasies,
Those he’d share with mom and dad.
And each tale his parents heard,
Only made his father mad.

“Today I walked on water,
Because Jesus said I could.
He held my hand the first time,
But then I got pretty good.”

“I did it all by myself,
Before the end of the day.
And Jesus said, tomorrow,
We might have time to play!”

“I have had enough of this!”
Dad responded with a shout.
“You will stop this blasphemy,
Or I swear I’ll throw you out!”

Tommy’s dad was a preacher,
At the local Baptist church.
He claimed to be a shepherd,
Who could guide you in your search.

The boy didn’t understand
Why his dad would not believe.
Why was he so quick to say
That his son meant to deceive?

The boy grabbed his sleeping bag,
And the pillow from his bed.
Then he climbed out the window,
And toward the lake he fled.

He built himself a campfire,
Then he turned in for the night.
He knew Jesus would visit,
In the early morning light.

But a frantic cry for help,
Startled young Tommy awake.
The panicked screams were coming
From somewhere upon the lake.

By the time the boy reached him,
The man was going under.
When Tom pulled him up again,
His eyes were filled with wonder.

He’d been swimming with some friends,
But they got separated.
When his side started cramping,
He feared the reaper waited.

But Tom came to the rescue
And he got the man to shore.
Witnesses had never seen
Such a sight as this before.

Rumors spread like wildfire,
It was all over the news.
The media combed the town,
In pursuit of interviews.

When Tom’s dad saw the paper,
The news had gotten hotter.
The Saturday headline read:
“THE BOY THAT WALKED ON WATER!”

And as he read the story,
He could not believe his eyes.
How could this be possible?
It caught the town by surprise.

This news was unexpected,
And a shock to everyone.
But the preacher suspected
That the boy might be his son.

Yet Tommy was still missing,
Since the night he ran away.
Wolves were spotted near the lake!
So his father knelt to pray.

Search parties scoured the lakeshore,
Not one stone was left unturned.
No trace was found of Tommy,
And the boy had not returned.

He prayed: “Lord, please forgive me,
I am such a foolish man.
Take good care of my Tommy,
And bring him back if you can.”

“Tommy left because of me,
My unchristian attitude,
But after all that’s happened,
Lord, my faith has been renewed.”

And in response to the prayer
He so penitently plead,
He heard a noise from upstairs,
In the room above his head.

He bolted up the staircase,
Heading straight for Tommy’s room.
An odd fragrance met him there,
A scent sweeter than perfume.

He found the boy in his bed,
Slowly waking from a nap.
His dad quickly scooped him up,
Then he sat him on his lap.

“My son, I want to thank you,”
He proclaimed through tear filled eyes.
“What I perceived as a curse,
Was a blessing in disguise.”

“I saw you as handicapped,
With impaired intelligence.
But God has anointed you
With spiritual innocence.”

“You said you walked with Jesus,
That’s a truth I couldn’t see.
I thought I would be the one...
That He would first walk with me.”

“I couldn’t see past my pride,
Or your disabilities.
But the innocence in you
Holds such possibilities.”

“I am humbled by your faith,
And my judging days are through.
You know so much more than I,
The whole world could learn from you.”

He took his son by the hand
And they walked down to the lake.
A CNN reporter
Claimed the story was a fake.

But before he could finish
He saw something magical.
On-lookers started pointing,
Shouting “It’s a Miracle!”

Coming across the water,
They saw a man and a boy.
The sight left some dumbfounded,
While others were filled with joy.

It was Tommy and his dad,
Filmed on national TV.
And in the weeks that followed,
They became celebrities.

Many people followed them,
And they saw their faith restored.
The boy that walked on water
Led them all back to the Lord.

The Lord poured out His spirit,
Over every faithful heart.
And all across the planet,
People wanted to take part.

And they were led by a child,
Who would never be a man.
His eternal innocence
Made him just like Peter Pan.

Men and women learned from him,
So too, their sons and daughters.
All who seek to walk in faith,
Must learn to walk on water.



For Brain Tease 38
Word: unexpected

By ServantOfGod

© 2011 ServantOfGod (All rights reserved)

 

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