One week from Wednesday night is Workshop Wednesday at Memorial! This is one of the great highlights both of the Workshop and of Memorial's entire year. We love Workshop Wednesday. The usual feeding of the 5000 (although there will only be 1000 it feels five times as crowded) begins at 5:00. Singing groups begin at 6:00. Praise and worship begins at 7:00. And then....
....and then Rick Atchley is our guest speaker. I can't wait. Our own Lee Wills is one of the presidents of the Rick Atchley fan club so he is the designated introducer of our guest.
Rick is one I highly admire. In my opinion he seems basically shy. Unlike me, he has a quiet demeanor. Yet, he is one of the most honest searchers of the Word I know. I love it that while he is popular, friends to many, this man is truer to the Bible than his critics would guestimate. He is a great example of being truer to the will of God than personal fame. He has been maligned and jeered. The man doesn't flinch. He is a hero in Jesus' clothing.
Each time I hear Rick speak it is clear he has been spending time with the Father...literally. He doesn't seek his own. He does not retaliate. He simply moves through the kingdom life with courage and grace that can only come by fellowship with the Spirit.
Bring your friends to Memorial one week from Wednesday night. It will be another Fourth of July celebration in March as hearts explode with wonder at the marvel and majesty of God.
See you.....in nine more sleeps!