An old friend of mine passed away yesterday. Steve Case, of Lexington, Kentucky, died after a long illness. He was a giant of a man, in more ways than one.
Steve stood 6 feet 8 inches tall, or 5 feet 20, as he liked to say. (He had quite the sense of humor.) Steve was the only friend we had who made us feel like we had to dust the top of the refrigerator before he came over. No one else could have seen the dust.
He was a big man in the church too. He sang in the choir, and was also in a gospel quartet. He had a wonderful bass voice that boldly proclaimed the gospel message. Steve’s opinion on spiritual matters was highly valued. He was a great contributor to Broadway Christian Church.
Steve stood tall as a family man also. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by those closest to him.
But perhaps Steve’s greatest influence was as a teacher. He spent his career making children feel special. Scores of people are much better off today because they had Steve Case as a teacher.
Steve stood tall in every way. And the way he lived his life encourages those who knew him to follow his example and make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.
No matter what your physical stature is, make sure you stand tall for Jesus!
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”—Ephesians 6:13.