My effort to chill in front of the tv were anything but relaxing. Every muscle in my body was tense as I leaned forward, riveted to the screen. My heart was racing and I found myself praying for the guy on this live broadcast whose very life was “on the line”. Kris Wallenda was walking on a tightrope across the Grand Canyon with no safety support.
He would either make it across or fall to his death in front of a live television audience. Several times, the wind gusts picked up and Kris had to squat down on the wire to regain his balance. On his attached microphone, you could hear him praying with each step. His focus was intense as he asked the Lord to calm him and help him make it to the other side.
Thankfully, he made it and ran the last few steps into the arms of his waiting…and praying…wife.
Later, I thought about some of the canyons in my own life. How many times I have found myself walking on my own tightrope, trying to navigate my way to a safe place. Many times I have stumbled and almost lost my balance, feeling as if I was about to free-fall. I am fortunate to have grown up in a Christian home. My dad sold Bibles at the local Christian bookstore he and mom owned. He taught me early on to love the Word of God, and I knew I could look to it to direct each and every step I took in life. My prayer for you today is that the winds in your life would be calmed, your mind would be focused on Christ and your steps for this day would be directed by Him.
Matthew 7:25 (NAS) “And the rain fell and the floods came, and the
winds blew and slammed against that house, and yet it did not fall, for it
had been founded on the Rock” (of Christ).
Colossians 3:2 (NAS) “Set your mind on things above, not on the things
that are on the earth”.
Luke 18:1 (NAS) “Now He (Jesus) was telling them a parable to show that
at all times they ought to pray and not loose heart”.