Friday, April 29, 2011

David Wilkerson tribute - April 27, 2011

There are few people I have met personally that I have had such high regard for as David Wilkerson. Since his death, I have heard many tributes to him that have used words like 'legend' and 'influential,' but I think Nicky Cruz summed it up best, 'David was a teddy bear.' In the few times I worked alongside him and corresponded with him, David was a giant of a teddy bear. His tender love of people was a reflection of his deep and abiding love of Jesus Christ. The Lord raised David Wilkerson up. Though he was a pastor to a church in Times Square, he was also a pastor to people all over the country and world. If anything, David was a pastor to the remnant of the church, people who want more than anything to enter into a close walk with Jesus. David expressed that heart so well in his messages and life. May God comfort and strengthen Gwen and the whole Wilkerson family in the knowledge of his well lived life.