Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints.– Psalm 116:15
Chuck Smith, one of the greatest luminaries of our times, left us this morning to dwell in the presence of Jesus, “The Light of the World.” We will miss him more than words can express, but the world does not need to grow dark now that he is gone. Instead, it should become brighter than ever as the tens of thousands of pastors and teachers, who considered him a spiritual father (myself included), allow their own light to increase.
May his mantle fall on us like Elijah’s did on Elisha (1 Kings 19:15-21). May we walk in humble dependence on the Lord’s power and direction like he did. May we love the Lord and love people the way he did. May we teach the whole counsel of God’s Word the way he did. May we be faithful to the Lord until the very end of this short life the way he was.
Like the greatest reformers, and the most effective evangelists of the past, Chuck Smith will never be forgotten. His voice will surely continue to fill the airwaves and his influence will fill our hearts until Jesus comes. Maranatha!