Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Devotional on current events: David Wilkerson

I wrote this devotional after hearing about the homegoing of David Wilkerson:


Luke 17:10: So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. (KJV)

We need to especially remember this verse, when Jesus asks the extraordinary of us—and through the impossibilities and dangers, comes through with miracles. I wonder if this was the verse that kept David Wilkerson humble before God, in serving millions around the world through Teen Challenge and Times Square Church. God called him from a quiet community in Pennsylvania to minister to street gangs in New York City. And with all the impossible situations he faced, God responded to his faith, setting gang members free from all kinds of addictions and birthing an anointed worldwide ministry. Through all that God brought him and his family through, it was all too evident that he maintained the attitude of the unprofitable servant, who just wanted to do what God had commanded him.

“Theirs not to make reply/Theirs not to reason why/Theirs but to do and die,” wrote Tennyson in The Charge of the Light Brigade. Let us have such a faith—and an attitude that, whatever God does through us, we are simply content to give Him the glory. Rev. David Wilkerson, RIP.

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