Friday, April 29, 2011
David Wilkerson's final devotion
When my mother read Rev. David Wilkerson's book, The Cross and the Switchblade to my brother and I when we were kids it was a huge inspiration to this farm boy to hear about another who left his farming community to minister to gang members in New York City, where I've lived since 1993. So I was deeply saddened to read about his tragic death in a car accident yesterday.
I've been edified by his daily devotions for some time now, and I thought I'd post his last. The man who urged his church to make 2,000 sandwiches on 9/10/01 touched on the temptation to lose hope when "a loved one is facing death..." within 24 hours of his own.