Herbert Krusch passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2010 after a valiant struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A day prior to his death, a friend recorded this amazing video of Herb on his deathbed in hospital, and although his mouth was covered with a respirator, a supernatural peace and joy was palpable on his face.
Why did Herb have this supernatural peace when facing death?
Herb’s bible gives us a clue – it is evident that he had spent hours upon hours studying and meditating on the Bible.
Studying the Word of God (the Bible) gives a person understanding of God.
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken! (Jeremiah 9:24; NLT)
So, Herb was not afraid of death because, through the bible, he had developed an intimate relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ, to whom he (Herb) was confident that he would be gathered to, upon his death.
Above: Herb’s well-worn bible