Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Walking on Water

And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” (Matthew 14:28 ESV)

As I was pondering the miracle of Jesus walking on the water and Peter coming to Him, it occurred to me that all who serve the LORD are walking on water.

While popular culture would have us believe that everything can be explained by “natural forces” acting over billions of years, there are miracles outside the realm of “natural” explanations all around us every day.

Kinship Christian Radio is one of those miracles.

I don’t know if you’re familiar with how this ministry all began, but it started with one man’s vision of a radio tower with the words “JESUS IS LORD” on it.

He and a number of others who saw a need for Christian radio in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa got together and prayed. None of them had any experience in radio. None of them were multi-millionaires. None of them had ever done anything like this before.

What they did not know was that the Lord was stirring more than their own hearts. Various churches and prayer groups in the area were also praying for Christian radio at the same time.

They put up their own property as collateral to finance the beginnings of what would later grow and be blessed into a ministry bringing the Word of the LORD over the airwaves to an area containing 900,000 souls.

All throughout this ministry, it has been bathed in prayer and the focus has never diverted from broadcasting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now, if these people had relied on the conventional wisdom of our day, no one would have thought it possible that a radio station funded entirely by donations and based on an old farm site outside tiny Blue Earth, Minnesota, would have lasted more than a couple of years.

Almost anyone would have predicted that all involved were stepping out of the safety of their financial boats and into a howling storm that would cause them to lose everything they had and sink into the sea of bankruptcy.

They stepped out of the boat, right into the wind and waves.

Now, I wasn’t involved in the ministry back then, and I don’t know if any of them ever became terrified, but I do know they kept their eyes on Jesus and never relented from prayer.

Kinship Christian Radio Executive Director Matt Dorfner recently announced that the ministry has acquired two more translators to broadcast that Gospel message—and they are located in Elko and Bloomington, Minnesota.

With the addition of these two Metro-area repeaters, the ministry of Kinship Christian Radio will increase from 900,000 potential listeners to two million!

How’s that for walking on water?

Today’s Praise

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again, "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

(Lyrics from “Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns.)


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