John Stott Has Died

John Stott died today at 3:15 London time (about 9:15 a.m. CST), according to John Stott Ministries President Benjamin Homan. Homan said that Stott’s death came after complications related to old age and that he has been in discomfort for the last several weeks. Family and close friends gathered with Stott today as they listened to Handel’s Messiah. Homan said that John Stott Ministries has been preparing for his death for the past 15 years. “I think he set an impeccable example for leaders of ministries of handing things over to other leaders,” Homan said. “He imparted to many a love for the global church and imparted a passion for biblical fidelity and a love for the Savior.” Billy Graham’s spokesperson released the following statement from the evangelist: “The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen, and I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors. I look forward to seeing him again when I go to Heaven.”

via John Stott Has Died | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.

John Stott had a great impact on my early Christian life. I purchased many of his books and found them both challenging and encouraging in my life with Jesus. I had not realised he was still alive till the other day and now I find that he’s gone home to Jesus. I’m glad for him.

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Bee on Lavender

Bee on Lavender by bhojman
Bee on Lavender, a photo by bhojman on Flickr.

I like lavender very much, it has such a fresh clean smell. My mother had a good lot growing in her garden and I tried many times to get a nice photo of the lavender in bloom. One day I actually was able to capture a nice photo and a bee at work. It was lovely!
Here I’ve used a Topaz HDR filter on the photo to enhance the colour.
God has created such wonders in the garden.