John Stott has gone to be with the Lord today. This is both beautiful and tragic.
In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? [... God] laid aside His immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us. Our sufferings become more manageable in the light of His. There is still a question mark against human suffering, but over it we stamp another mark, the cross which symbolizes divine suffering."
—John R.W. Stott in "The Cross of Christ"