Good morning, Netizens…
Quite frankly, I was both deeply touched and somewhat surprised at the responses to my message last week about the late Reverend David Wilkerson. Having studied his life and studied his book, Cross and the Switchblade in theology school, I could not help but admire the exemplary life he led. His story all began when he was a minister of several small, rural Pennsylvanian churches. After reading a story in Life Magazine in 1958 about seven young gang members charged with murder in New York City, he felt so moved by his compassion that he left for New York where he began his street ministry, and in following years, founded a church in Times Square which has continued until modern times.
Yesterday, Thursday, was National Prayer Day, observed across this country. In a moment of quiet introspection, if not compassion, I remembered the remains of Osama bin Laden drifting somewhere in the ocean's currents, and said a quiet prayer for world peace and healing of our sometimes-broken culture.
For my Bible reminds us in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”