Faith on a Wire

faithonwire1mainI watched Nik Wallenda walk 1,400 feet across the Grand Canyon on television. Wallenda had cameras attached to his body so viewers could see what he was seeing. As one who is not a big fan of heights, looking straight down at the river bed 1,500 feet below, brought new meaning to reality TV.

I really had no idea what to expect from this telecast. I cannot comprehend why someone would exchange solid ground for a 2" cable and a 1,500 drop. In any event, I was more than a little surprised to hear Nik Wallenda immediately begin to praise God and ask him to protect him during his walk. But he didn't stop there. He asked God to control the wind, the cable, and nearly everything else as he continued his walk. He freely and frequently addressed Jesus as the Lord of the wind and waves. He asked God to control the swaying cable. He praised God for his wonder and power and glory. His prayers, acknowledgments, and declarations regarding God contradicted most of the programming on the Discovery Channel.

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