Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

By Nik Wallenda, David Ritz

Nik Wallenda, "King of the excessive Wire," does not be aware of worry. As a 7th iteration of the mythical Wallenda kinfolk, he grew up appearing, interesting, and pushing the limits of gravity and balance.

whilst Nik was once 4 years previous, he watched a video from 1978 of his nice grandfather, Karl Wallenda, jogging among the towers of the Condado Plaza lodge in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his dying as a result of flawed rigging. whilst Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is at the twine, every thing else is simply waiting"-the phrases resonated deep inside of his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda.

stability is the subject of Nik's existence: among his paintings and relations, his religion in God and artistry, his physique and soul. It resonates from him whilst acting and whilst not anyone is calling. while jogging throughout Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the whole time, and to maintain his lust for glory and repute in money, Nik again to the location of his functionality tomorrow and spent 3 hours cleansing up trash left by means of the crowd.

Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who desires to not just thrill hearts, yet to alter hearts for Christ. Christ is the stability pole that retains him from falling.

Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who desires to not just thrill hearts, yet to alter hearts for Christ. Christ is the stability pole that retains him from falling.

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I need to pass though You and pray that you simply pass though me. stroll with me, stick with me, Father God, be my convenience and my regular good friend, my rock and my redeemer. The cable bends. The cable sways. The cable curves up and the cable curves down. The wind blows and the mist covers my eyes. Sheets of rain wash over me. yet via all of it, I’m smiling, my center is guffawing, my center is making a song, my center is gentle with the sure wisdom that I serve a righteous God. My middle hasn't ever been happier—happy to reply to extra questions from the commentators, satisfied to envision in back with Dad, satisfied to maintain praying and expressing my boundless love for the Lord. a few twenty-five mins after i started, I process my ultimate vacation spot. i am going down on one knee and blow a kiss to the gang earlier than trotting the previous couple of toes. Erendira, Yanni, Amadaos, and Evita are there to greet me. So is a military of journalists and photographers from worldwide. So is the Canadian legit who asks to determine my passport. no longer having ready a speech, I easily converse from my center: My desire is this stroll conjures up humans during the global to accomplish their targets and become aware of their goals. the remaining is a blur—a solid blur, yet a blur still. I have in mind calling my grandmother, Karl’s daughter, again in Sarasota, who acknowledged she used to be too anxious to observe. “I’m fine,” I inform her. “I love you. ” I inform my ma and pa, who're by means of my aspect, a similar. I inform the television commentators that certain, the mist was once thick, and definite, it used to be challenging to determine from time to time. definite, the winds obtained wild, yet no, I wasn’t nervous and, no, it wasn’t whatever I hadn’t expected, and definite, it feels nice to be the 1st individual to ever stroll over the Falls on a excessive twine, and convinced, this can be the spotlight of my expert lifestyles, sure, this can be a dream come true—the dream come precise. the following morning i'm going to research that the foreign audience—predicted at 500 million—was double that quantity. The two-hour exact garnered an anticipated a thousand million. within the usa on my own the Nielsen scores went in the course of the roof. Viewership files have been damaged left and correct. And but, for all of the commotion, again within the inn suite that I shared with Erendira and our kids, the only inspiration that provides me peace and we could me come down from the excessive of an success I had looked for such a lot of years is located within the be aware of God. I decide up the Bible and in 2 Timothy 4:7 I learn those phrases: “I have fought the great struggle, i've got entire the race, i've got saved the religion. ” 19 retaining the religion conserving the religion is all that retains me balanced. If I didn’t think, I’d fall in any variety of methods. by way of believing, my spirit remains afloat. The day after the stroll over Niagara Falls I hold the religion by way of returning to Goat Island at the U. S. part to aid decide up rubbish. I’m cautious to not alert any of the publicists surrounding the development that I’m doing this simply because my function isn't really self-aggrandizement. My objective is just to aid freshen up after myself. the massive crowd left loads of trash in the back of, and that i consider forced to pitch in.

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