Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Wilkerson

I learned the news of David Wilkerson's tragic death last night. He and his wife, Gwen, were involved in a headon collision with a truck. Gwen was injured as well.

David Wilkerson's life touched so many different people, from so many walks of life. He is best known for his book, "The Cross and the Switchblade," which told the story of his journey to New York to work with young men and women in street gangs. The ministry that grew out of that experience, Teen Challenge, has touched the lives of men and women around the world. My husband used to work at the Teen Challenge in Detroit, where we personally saw the life-changing message of the Gospel work in the lives of people who were addicted to drugs, alcohol, and whatever else Satan who ensnare them with.

More recently, our oldest son began an interest in the book, and the life of Nicky Cruz. He is currently reading Nicky's book, "Run, Baby, Run". The power of God to set captives free...

I am so thankful for that day when David Wilkerson said "yes" to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, took steps of faith outside his comfort zone, and allowed God to minister the love of Jesus through him to hurting souls.

Truly, this is what Easter is all about. The power of the resurrected Christ, working through obedient vessels, to help mend broken vessels...

I am so thankful for the testimony of David Wilkerson's life. May it be the testimony of our lives as well, friends. That we were obedient, and allowed God to use us in His ways.

***If you would like to see his last blog post (he posted it just yesterday), here is the link:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter, 2011

"He is not here; He is risen, as He said." Mt. 28:6

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Thursday

"Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. And during supper, when the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him." John 13:1-5

Notice that Jesus washed the feet of ALL the disciples. Even Judas, who had thirty pieces of silver rattling in his pocket. Even Peter, who would soon deny even knowing Jesus. All of them: each who would run in fear when He needed them most.

He took servanthood to a whole new level. And they would never forget His example.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

A Return

Will post more on my lenten thoughts soon. My kids are on spring break, so I'm focusing on my time with them. God bless!