A place of writing and reflection…
April 21st marked the loss of a very influential Christian voice—Chuck Colson. He passed away last week after unexpected events left him hospitalized in ICU. Saturday, the Lord took him home.
Some of you might be asking, “Who is this guy?“
Chuck Colson was once a well know political head, caught up in the infamous Watergate Scandal. Since the incident and the events that followed, Chuck spent the remainder of his life devoted to ministry: Prison Fellowship which reaches prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families; and the Colson Center which focuses on training Christians in a Biblical worldview. He is also author of a wide array of Christian books and a major influence of many Cristian circles as well as a key speaker for The Manhattan Declaration.
Chuckcolson.org says of him, “Chuck’s life is a testimony to God’ power to forgive, redeem and transform.”
Chuck once said of himself, “One of the most wonderful things about being a Christian is that I don’t ever get up in the morning and wonder if what I do matters. I live every day to the fullest because I can live it through Christ and I know no matter what I do today, I’m going to do something to advance the Kingdom of God.”
Either way, Chuck Colson was an outstanding voice for right morals and ethics, and a defender of the Christian faith. There is a large pair of shoes left empty by his absence, and I pray that his example encourages others to step up as he did, and let their voices be heard. No soul is too small, and no previous life circumstance can hold you back.
Step up and be what God has called you to be. Chuck did.
If you would like to know more about Chuck’s life please visit http://chuckcolson.org/ where you can read more about him or leave your story of his impact on your life. You can also make a donation to the Charles Colson Legacy Fund to further aide the ministries in lieu of flowers for the family.
And don’t forget to watch the tribute video below: