Word came yesterday that a dear friend had died suddenly due to an asthma attack. Tears flowed as I realized that life is brief...but beautiful.
Robert L. Williams was a brilliant author, professor and publisher. Mostly, he was our friend. My husband and I met him almost ten years ago and he enchanted us with his wit and joy for living. He, with his lovely wife Elizabeth, encouraged us on our way, as my husband set about to complete his first book for publication. Through the years, we shared many hours of stories and laughter with them.
The following is a link that will give you just a glimpse of Robert L Williams, as he and Elizabeth, along with their son, Robert III, rebuilt- by hand - their home after the previous one was destroyed by a tornado. I hope that you will take just a moment to look at the article, which is complete with photos.
While our hearts are sad, we are also rejoicing. Robert was a believer in Jesus Christ. His Bible, that he kept near his chair for quick reference and treasured reading, was well-worn. He enjoyed talking about Scripture and sharing it with others. We know that today, Robert is enjoying by sight all of the promises we believe by faith. And he is breathing in the rich and glorious breezes of heaven.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
~Psalm 116: 15