With each passing day, death and glory grew nearer for Lloyd-Jones. Knowing his time was short, Lloyd-Jones became concerned about leaving his family behind, but was later comforted: “I know God can care for them very much better than I can and that no longer troubles me at all.” His last days were marked by worship, prayer, and thankfulness rather than overwhelming sadness.
He sat in his chair with a noticeable frailty. His suit which normally fit correctly now hung loosely over his weakening body. He reminisced about God’s mercy toward him and sovereign working throughout his life. He rejoiced in his wife of 55 years, still thankful for such a blessing from God. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was in the last days of his life, and he spent them praising God and preparing for eternity.
Throughout Lloyd-Jones’ ministry, he faithfully preached expositional sermons in a day when it was deemed impractical and irrelevant to do so. He longed to see people grow both in their knowledge of the great doctrines of the Bible and in an intimate experiential knowledge of the Lord. He was enamored with the power, love, and mercy of Jesus and wanted to see others grow closer to Him in every possible way.
His booming voice and Welsh accent were often used by God in powerful ways to change the lives of men and women. However, in his final days, his speech had been completely lost as his health continued to deteriorate.