A Video Tribute to Chuck Colson

Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Nancy Leigh DeMoss | 04.21.12
Twitter: @NancyDeMoss


Charles Colson is now Home with the Lord that he loved and served so earnestly. I wanted to share this brief video tribute to a dear friend whose life and ministry have left an unforgettable mark on our generation.

The redeeming grace of God and the sacrifice of the Lamb have been put on magnificent display through the life of this beloved friend and fellow-servant. May it be so in our lives as well.

Click here to read Margaret Clarkson’s poem, Valiant-for-the-Truth Goes Home

Topics: Impacting your world


  1. Well done. I've just read one of his books for the first time. What an experience that was!
    Not only was the man brilliant, he was / is a true brother in Christ. I learned so much from him! I thank the Father for using him to help us understand Truth. I know this is a joyous day for him, even as we grieve.
    My sincerest condolences to his close friends and family. Brother Chuck will be missed by millions. Looking forward to meeting him one day!
    posted by Nancy
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm
  2. Thank you Nancy for that very heartfelt tribute to Mr. Colson. My husband and I were privileged to hear him speak several years ago at a Campus Crusade dinner.
    What I always admired about him was that when he spoke - words were never wasted. Everything he said pointed to his Savior and the work God had called him to do and the work that God has called us to do as well - to tell others about Jesus!!!!
    Again thank you for your tribute and your ministry as well.
    We are praying for Mr. Colson's family.
    posted by Denise
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm
  3. Oh that we would be as courageous as Chuck Colson. He will live on through his work. We need so many more who are willing to impact our country and government for the Lord. Chuck Colson impacted me greatly as I have become involved in my local government. One would do well to order his CD series "Doing the Right Thing". Wow, what an amazing legacy for those coming after him. May God comfort his family and richly bless them by having all of us support the ministries he has left behind. Thank you Nancy for your ministry as well. God is using Revive our Hearts everyday in my workplace!
    Blessings, Brenda E. Fristoe
    posted by Brenda E. Fristoe
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm
  4. Nancy - thank you for saying so well what we struggle to articulate. Thank you for the wonderful poem - will commit it to memory too! He is with his Savior, face to face, being greeted by such a great cloud of witnesses - Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, C. S. Lewis, Moses, Paul, your father, thousands of ex-prisoners... He has indeed left a huge hole, but we are all so the richer because of God's faithfulness to His word! From before the foundations of the earth, He made a great plan - the resurrection - for His glory. Amen.
    posted by Mariam Bell
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm
  5. Beautifully said, Nancy. Amen and Amen..."The redeeming grace of God and the sacrifice of the Lamb have been put on magnificent display through the life of Chuch Colson." My life and our nation are indeed richer because of his ministry.
    posted by Sarah
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm
  6. Thank you Nancy. We have a dear friend (chaplain) who was friends with Chuck. I did not know Chuck had gone home to be with Jesus. Looking forward to watching your video clip later.
    Ps. 116:13
    Blessings and love to you,
    posted by Leslie S.
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm
  7. I meant Ps. 116:15! (Sorry! But scripture is all good, amen?) :)
    posted by Leslie S.
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm
  8. Thanking the Lord tonight for using Mr. Colson as such His servant to shine for Christ's name to the world!!

    posted by Shari
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm
  9. I cried at my computer when I heard that Mr. Colson had taken a turn for the worse. My family and I had the privilege of meeting him on a number of occasions and most recently, we talked with him at length. He attentively talked with us and with our children and we could just feel his passionate heart beating for others and for the Lord.

    He is probably mine and my husband's favorite modern day Christian statesman. I have honestly always dreaded the day when he would not be here anymore. Because he has sounded the trumpet for truth loudly. And clearly. And with great care to do everything for the Lord's glory. There are few with such courage today. May the Lord raise up others to carry the torch from this point forward. May I be so blessed to be called a Christian together with such a great man.
    posted by Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm
  10. I thank God for these very fitting words of comfort, challenge, and exhortation as we grieve the death of this amazing man Chuck Colson. He was not only a valiant warrior for God's truth as you have eloquently shared, he was our personal friend and member of the church my husband has the privilege of pastoring.
    I have shed tears these past weeks and even now, but I know with great hope that I will see him again. Now my prayers are for Patty and their entire family for their comfort and strength.
    But, in light of his influence and example, I also renew today my commitment to the Lord Jesus to be the woman of God He has called me to be, to stand firm in my convictions of God's truth and righteousness, and to remain faithful as we advance His kingdom, His rule on this earth.
    "How precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His godly ones." Psalm 116:15 (NASB)
    posted by Janet Wicker
    on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  11. Beautifully said, Nancy. Thank you for sharing this tribute with all of us! Blessings to you and your ministry.
    posted by Margaret McCoy
    on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  12. Thank you Nancy for this wonderful tribute.

    I thought some might enjoy reading this opinion article in the Washington Post.


    Both your tribute and this article have brought tears to my eyes and have encouraged me to press on in living the counter cultural life of a true foller of Christ.
    posted by Carla
    on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:09 am
  13. I so well remember those days when he came to my attention. A generation is passing. A true lion of the Lord is home where he belongs. May his family find peace in this knowledge and the knowledge that through Chuck Colson there are thousands of othere who have either already gone home or are assured of their place when they die. We've all been blessed by his devotion and the work he did in the name of the Lord.
    posted by Jackie Conley
    on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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