Written May 2011
Matthew 26:13 (KJV) "Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, [there] shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her."
This lady gave an expensive gift to her Precious Lord and she was criticized for it. That could have been sold and helped the poor, that could have... But Jesus said, let's tell what she has done wherever the Gospel message is preached as a memorial to her.
Chuck Shaw, was the kindest, most gentle soul you could ever meet. He went to meet his Savior at the young age of 50. My sister Ruth (who is definitely not adopted) was only 45 years old at the time he left earth to go to heaven.
Chuck had a Mach 1 Mustang when they first married and he let me drive it when I was 16. (I said he was nice, I didn't say he used good judgment.) When I was attending Bible college I went to Tulsa one weekend with my car barely running. To this day I don't remember why but he and some others got my car and fixed everything on it, plus paid for all of it.
The pastor of his church once challenged the congregation to go one year without missing a service: he did it, except the last Wednesday night, he couldn't stand the thought of being bragged on.
According to his children he was a great dad. To illustrate: his son Jarred tells of the time he called his dad at work to tell him he couldn't mow the yard because the lawn mower wouldn't start. His reply, “That's OK son, don't worry about it, but if I get it started, you're getting a whipping!”
Chuck lived for the Lord, loved his family and his church; he was a faithful man. Today and throughout eternity he is enjoying the presence of his Lord Jesus.
Lord, this is Dennis. Thank you for remembering Chuck Shaw.
Micah 6:8 is a picture of Chuck: "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8 (KJV)
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