Edith Schaeffer was a Christ-loving, creative, caring, and classy woman. She entered the presence of Jesus this past weekend, at age 98. (See also this post from Tim Challies, with thoughts from his mom about the time she spent with Edith.)
I had a wonderful time talking with Edith on an airplane 25 years ago. I told her how her husband Francis Schaeffer had a profound impact on me as a young Christian. I also shared how I had written him a long letter as a college student, and was very touched that he’d taken the time to respond to me. (I wrote about this in a 2009 blog, Francis Schaeffer: Intellectual and Christ-Lover.)
I read and enjoyed every book written by Francis Schaeffer and I read Edith’s books as well, notably The Hidden Art of Homemaking, What is a Family? and L’Abri.
Edith, I will never forget you, and our delightful conversation. I am delighted that you are with our Lord and Savior, and that you have been reunited with your beloved husband Francis. God used both of you in my life, and I look forward to seeing you again in the presence of our King.
Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.