Skywire - Nik Wallenda
This evening, Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon on a two inch wire. Discovery channel showed it live on TV. In a discussion before the walk his father or uncle made a comment and his reply back was, "you couldn't know that unless you are in my shoes on the wire." The ironic thing was that he didn't have an answer himself because it was a situation that he hadn't walked in yet.
Dale and I watched Nik's walk on TV. It took just under 23 minutes to walk across the wire. A majority of the time fighting wind gusts from every direction. With each step as the thin wire swayed beneath his feet, he thanked and praised. The first 3/4 of the way he said, "Thank-you Jesus. Jesus, you have control over the wind, calm this wire. Thank-you Jesus."
The Narrow and Wide Gates13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Nik's focus, his trust, his faith was shown in every step. The path Nik had to walk across the Grand Canyon was narrow only two inches wide. It was filled with hazards and distractions; the wind and the height, about 1500 feet. With each step, he praised and worshiped God. As the winds gusted, he praised God more and put his life quite literally in God's hands. If he would have stepped any direction off his narrow pathway, it would have led to destruction.
One of the common ways of describing the need for salvation, is we stand on one side of a great expanse and God is on the other side. Jesus died on a cross and that cross forms a bridge between man and God. But in order to cross the bridge, we need to accept God's gift - the mercy and forgiveness of our sins. It is a narrow road and one that is as as difficult to walk as Nik's 23 minute walk across the Grand Canyon. Lean on Jesus, praise and worship Him every step along the way. He will help you and give you peace.
Have you accepted God's Gift? A good place to begin reading the Bible is in the New Testament book of Luke. Then Matthew, Mark and John to get more perspective. (It isn't one of those books that is read from beginning to end.)