David Wilkerson was made famous by his best-selling book, Cross and the Switchblade, and the movie by the same name. He was a minister who founded the Christian rehab program, Teen Challenge, and the Times Square Church in the heart of New York City.
On April 27, 2011, Wilkerson was killed in a collision with a semi truck. That day he posted the following message of hope on his blog. Here is an excerpt from “When All Means Fail:
“To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, “You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen” (John 20:29).
Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer—who trust beyond hope when all means have failed.
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.”