At the age of 70, after losing his earthly battle with cancer, conservative hero Rush Limbaugh took his final breath.
A conservative legend, it’s estimated his radio show attracted more than 15.5 million listeners, making it the most listened to talk radio show in America.
It’s clear – Rush inspired millions of people to hold fast to their conservative values and his legacy of faith will continue to live on.
Before the era of “conservative media” became a thing – there was Rush Limbaugh, the lone wolf in a left-wing world, who gave a voice to so many Americans who felt he was the only one who could articulate what they were feeling.
His influence caused many people to actually become interested in politics and get involved in making a difference in this world.
But not only did Rush fiercely defend conservative principles and have faith that America would always prevail – he was a self-professing Christian and his love for Jesus Christ was evident.
When first diagnosed with cancer, Rush credited his faith in Jesus Christ for his ability to survive whatever may come.
“I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is of immense value, strength, confidence and that’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to,” he said during one of his final programs,” CBN News reported.
But Rush didn’t just “talk” about his faith – he lived it.
Rush’s generosity was clear even if he didn’t seek the public recognition so many others do.
After his passing, country star John Rich recalled the time Rush donated a whopping $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital – and specifically asked that his donation be kept secret.
John Rich tweeted:
“When I was on Celebrity Apprentice, Rush Limbaugh made a donation of $100,000 dollars to St Jude Children’s Hospital to support them, and my mission on the TV Show under the condition that he remained anonymous. I never said a word until now. He will be missed. #RIPRushLimbaugh”.
So many people talk a good game – but Rush Limbaugh actually lived it.
There’s no telling how many lives he changed for the better or how many people he’s influenced.
It’s never easy to lose anyone whom we care about or has inspired us – but as Christians we can take comfort in knowing those who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ and made Him their personal Savior are now without pain and suffering, enjoying eternity in His warm embrace.
While America may have physically lost a conservative radio pioneer and a voice of reason for so many, his legacy will live on in the countless lives he’s influenced.
Rest easy, Rush.
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