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                On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. With the immortal words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Man had done something that only 10 years earlier, most people would have thought to be impossible. I wonder what was going through his mind as he did the unimaginable.

                For me, what I wonder the most about was what was he thinking about the night before? I know he had to be both nervous and excited, but what else was going through his mind. I imagine that he had his mental checklist out, going over it. Coolant system on? Check. Camera fixed correctly? Check. Words to say to impress all of America and never be forgotten? Check.

                On February 22, 2017, Shallow Well will begin a new adventure. We will begin our Wednesday night Bible study (I know that the church has done it before, but bear with me on this. I’m being dramatic.) Although it is not as big as walking on the moon, it does have the chance to really change lives. I believe that God has something incredible planned for us through this.

                I know that only in my dreams, am I as important as Neil Armstrong, but I am going through my mental checklist to make sure Wednesday night it ready. Time picked out? Check – Wednesdays at 6:30. Study chosen? Check – the book of Daniel. Music? Check. Someone to watch small kids? Check. Brilliant article written to inspire people to come? Maybe.

                To be completely honest, I have no idea what to expect. In my head, I see 100 people showing up to learn more about the Bible and to pray. But I would be excited if a dozen came. The reality should be somewhere in the middle. I hope that many of you plan on being there.

                Why should you show up? I think the most important reason is that God will be there. Also, you should show up to study the Bible. This is an awesome time for us to get together and pray for lost people, sick people, and those who have a special need. Furthermore, it’s a time just for us to worship together. Corporate worship is very important for Christians.

                Another important reason for you to come is that a middle of the week Bible study is perfect to refresh yourself for the rest of your week. Spiritually, a great Sunday service keeps me excited for a couple of days. After that, the normal wear and tear of the week starts to drag me down. By Thursday night, I am spent. This means that I tend to finish the week dragging and of very little use. I do not want that. I want my week to end just as on fire for Jesus as I started. I believe that a Wednesday night service, which conveniently falls in the middle of the week, is just the refresher I need to finish strong.

                I hope that all of you will plan to attend the Bible study. For those of you that have trouble getting out at night, Pastor Donnie will be doing a Bible study at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the church. He, too, would love to have a big crowd for that. For those of you who like to overachieve and can, you can come to both. You get a double shot of Bible.

                I am excited about what God is doing here, but I am even more excited about what God wants to do at Shallow Well. There are some great and awesome things that God wants to do with us and through us. The only real question is will we let Him? I hope so. I am looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday night. The dress is casual and all you need is to bring your Bible and something to write with. God will do the rest.

Marty

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