A daring acrobat keeps eyes on the tightrope—and his Heavenly Father.
Two weeks ago daredevil acrobat daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls.
The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallenda Family had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.
But daredevil Nik Wallenda didn’t let that stop him from becoming the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls.
Nik accomplished his goal by taking steady, measured steps across the 1,800 feet wire that spanned the widest part of the gorge separating the U.S. and Canada.
He told reporters “There was no way to focus on the movement of the cable. If I looked down at it, there was water moving everywhere. And if I looked up there was heavy mist blowing in front of my face.”
Along the way, he calmly prayed aloud.
As he neared the Canadian shore, Wallenda dropped to one knee and pumped his fist while the spectators cheered. He broke into a playful run about 15 feet from the finish line, where his wife and three children waited. He then told the crowd “I am so blessed” and went on to talk about his Christian faith.
"It's the most important part of my life," he said. "I believe in a thing called unmerited favor. It's undeserved, but God's involvement in my life has gotten me to where I am.”
If you’d like to read more about Nik’s accomplishment and his walk with God, just go to ChristianPost.com and enter “tightrope” in the search engine.
I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.