In 1938, Time Magazine reported that E. Stanley Jones was the “world’s greatest Christian missionary.” Wherever he went, Jones preached on the theme, “Jesus is Lord.” God used him mightily. When people would ask him, “What is your faith?” he would put up three fingers… “Jesus is Lord.”
Near the end of his life he wrote a book called “The Divine Yes.” On one occasion he said, “I would like to go out with a resounding YES on my lips, for Jesus is the YES!”
While recovering from a stroke he said, “I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. I am ready to be healed. I am ready not to be healed. God will either heal me or give me power to show the victory. I belong to the unshakable kingdom and the unchanging Person. I haven’t had a blue hour since this happened…victory, victory, victory! I will not bear it but use it. I have preached victory in Jesus for over 60 years and now I will demonstrate it in my own body and continue to love and praise him in the process!”
E. Stanley Jones died on January 25, 1973. A close friend said, “Till the end he never ceased diverting attention from himself to his Lord.” What a way to live. What a way to die.