David Wilkerson Passes Into Life

It is with a mixture of present sadness and hope that we acknowledge the passing of David Wilkerson into the arms of Jesus, leaving this world due to an automobile crash.  We continue to lift his family and his wife Gwen. David remains a man whose heart for the hurting, addicted, and lost touches me deeply in my continuing walk. Christ used my personal and marriage crises to bring me close, and David’s messages continue to show me the loving heart of Christ.  David always honestly brought his own walk into his messages in a way that showed Christ’s love for those living the heartbreaks of life.  His heart ached for those suffering around him.

I would recommend you read David’s last blog post “When All Means Fail“.

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. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.”

Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail—his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.

Earlier today I heard another who continues to minister after his passing via the radio, J Vernon McGee, tell a story about a man who took walks with God everyday.  One day this man and the Lord were on an especially long walk.  The man said to the Lord “It’s getting late,  why aren’t we going back to my house?”  The Lord said “Why don’t you come home with me today, my house is closer than yours.”

David,  we are glad you are home tonight.