Before we start, here is John 6:16-21:
16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. 19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles,[a] they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. 20 But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21, New King James Version)
- John 6:19 Literally twenty-five or thirty stadia
What you need:
- Long rope of the type used to tie the boat
- Dark environment. Preferably moderately bad weather which can add to the low visibility.
Here is how to do it:
- Tie the boat to the dock with the long rope such that it is hard to see the knot on the boat and on the dock. Sink the loose rope in water.
- Ask the disciples to sail away and tell them you will catch up.
- Let them sail in the low visibility environment unable to track their relative movement with respect to the land.
- When the rope is taut, walk on the rope towards them. You need to practice some rope walking skills.
- Untie the boat from the long rope discreetly after you have got on the boat. Soon you & your disciples will sail on the boat to your destination.