June 15: Faith on the High Wire

On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda, age 33, showed just what it means to put oneself in the hands of God.  Continuing the stunt-performing legacy of the paternal side of his family, Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls, approximately 1,800 feet, on a two-inch wide high wire.  His death-defying journey ended in Canada, where, after presenting his passport to the customs official, he was asked: “What is the purpose of your visit?”  His simple, but poignant answer?  “To inspire people.”

Inspire people Nik Wallenda certainly did, through his continuous profession of faith in God to guide him to safety.

“In fact, every step across that wire was a prayer,” Deacon Greg Kandra affirmed on his blog, The Deacon’s Bench.  “He was, in a real sense, walking by faith, not by sight.”

In life, we are often in danger of being overcome by an onslaught of fears and temptations.  Along with Wallenda, we must cling to the ultimate source of peace and salvation—our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.  (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Jesus, may Your footprints always follow me through every step of my life.

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