Timothy Keller is now rested with the Lord after three years of battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his three sons and their wives, a sister, and seven grandchildren.
According to Timothy Keller’s Facebook account, which is managed by his son, Michael, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, has expressed his desire “to go home to be with Jesus” over these past few days.
His battle against pancreatic cancer started last May 2020, and the Keller family has been with Tim in his treatment and recovery.
Over the years, Tim has been updating about his health struggle and, more so, his life lessons about Jesus while facing uncertainties. He remarked about how “everything just changes when you actually realize time is limited and I’m mortal.” But his faith in God only grew deeper as he experienced His sustaining presence.
Even in his last days, Tim did not forget to thank all who have supported him. Michael recalled Tim’s words, “I’m thankful for all the people who’ve prayed for me over the years. I’m thankful for my family, that loves me. I’m thankful for the time God has given me.”
But Tim noted that he is anticipating his return to Jesus. He said, “But I’m ready to see Jesus. I can’t wait to see Jesus. Send me home.”
So, on May 19, early morning, God took Tim for eternal rest and celebration.
Michael described the famous theologian’s last moments with his mom. He said Tim “waited to be alone with his mom” at home. Kathy kissed Tim on the forehead, and then he breathed his last.
Nevertheless, the Keller family takes comfort in Tim’s last words, “There is no downside for me leaving, not in the slightest.”
In addition, we quote Tim’s words. “All death can do to Christians is make their lives infinitely better.”
His legacy will continue.