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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Crazy or faithful

  • Some may look at Nik Wallenda and say he is totally crazy, walking across a tightrope wire over the Grand Canyon!
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  • Some may look at Nik Wallenda and say he is totally crazy, walking across a tightrope wire over the Grand Canyon!
     
    In actuality, it was the Little Colorado River Gorge, near the Grand Canyon. A quarter-mile walk that lasted 22 minutes on a two-inch-thick steel cable with no safety net or harness and was 1,500 feet above the gorge.
     
    According to an Associated Press news story, winds tested the daredevil and those listening to him live, said he called on God to calm the swaying cable. He was quoted as saying the walk was strenuous the whole way across. Wallenda paused and crouched twice as winds whipped around him and the rope swayed. Wind gusts had been expected to be around 30 mph and he said dust was flying into his eyes. But Wallenda never thought he was going to fall. Slowly and steady he stepped, murmuring prayers to Jesus almost constantly along the way.
     
    Some say when it’s your time to die it doesn’t matter what you are doing, you’re not going to live. I guess the same as in this case, could be true of the opposite. No matter what you’re doing, if it isn’t your time to die, you’re going to make it. This man is a seventh generation high-wire artist and part of the famous “Flying Wallendas.” I would have to believe they are a family of deep faith.
     
    Can you imaging his father who is part of his crew, watching his son walk to what could be his death? Would it be like God watching Jesus and the plan set in place for Him? To everything there is a reason and a season. There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to mourn and a time to dance. It wasn’t Nik Wallenda’s time to die, but a time to dance as faith helped carry him to his goal. That of walking across the Grand Canyon.
     
    Thought for the week: Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there. – Robb Sagendorph.

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