The evangelical world is bereft of one more voice crying in the wilderness today. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church and author of many books, among the most famous being The Cross and the Switchblade, is now with the Lord. He was 79.
You can read/view more of his life here and understand why I and many others consider him a God-called voice crying in the wilderness, pleading with the church to awaken from her sleep.
Listen to these meaningful words of Pastor Wilkerson’s, written on Wednesday, the very day of the tragic car crash that took his life:
“To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, ‘I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of My plan. It was no accident.”‘
The monthly newsletters recorded from his sermons, and always accompanied with a personal note to his readers, were rife with ‘right now’ words for me and I was always built up in my most holy faith from his challenges and encouragement.
I shall miss him.
We all will.