Every time we look at the cross Christ seems to say to us, “I am here because of you. It is your sin I am bearing, your curse I am suffering, your debt I am paying, your death I am dying.” Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross. All of us have inflated views of ourselves, especially in self-righteousness, until we have visited a place called Calvary. It is here, at the foot of the cross that we shrink to our true size.

~ John Stott (1921-2011)

Today John Stott went home to be with His Creator, Savior, and friend. Knowing this, we mourn not as those without hope, but rejoice – knowing that we will share in his joy in our eventual transition to glory. That is our hope, and Jesus – our shared confidence.

HT: Challies