Entry 21: "Nodar Kumaritashvili"

Feb 12, 2010 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Olympic luge slider, crashed doing a practice run and passed away at the age of 21.

Please be praying for this man's family and friends! I was torn when I was watching the news and I saw the picture of Nodar's father, David, kneeling at the place of his son's death weeping.

  "His whole life he wanted to be an athlete, it was his dream to be at the Olympics. He was so excited about going; I've never seen him so excited in his entire life," were the words of the mourning father David.

David also told the reportors that he didn't want to see the video of the tragic accident. His words were, "I can't watch how it happened. My heart is weak, i dont' think i could survive watching it."

This family needs prayer! Please pray that God would comfort them in this hard time and give them a sense of peace! They really need it!



Hannah said...

Wow. That is tough. Our neighbor told us about it too.
I would have a hard time watching a weeping father too, it must be so hard!

Micah Man said...

Yeah, we should definitely be praying for them! It's a great example of how fleeting life is! We never know when our life is going to end! Only God knows! It should give us more incentive to make sure we are right with God, and be sharing to others cause you don't know how long you've got! Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be praying!


Miranda said...

Amen,Micah! We, as humans, tend to assume that tomorrow we will wake up and live another day and we assume we will grow up, get married, have kids, and live a long happy life, but that is sadly not always the case! And as you said we can't push God till tomorrow cause tomorrow may not come our way.

Miranda said...

You are right, Hannah! It was sad hearing about the accident but it really hit me when i saw his father crying! :-( yes, it must be very tough, indeed!!!!!

Kyrie said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing this Miranda. Perhaps the Lord will use this to turn the family to Him... I don't know how people get along without Christ, especially in times of such unimaginable hardship.