A couple of years ago, a boy from my church came to work at my office right after he graduated from high school. Wes was hired as a temporary employee for the summer, but he actually stayed for a few more months after summer ended. I knew of Wes because he was a leader in the youth area of our church and he led the Wednesday night youth praise services. My kids both already knew him, but this was my chance to become better aquainted with him. One day I noticed he was wearing a ring that looked like a wedding ring, but it was on his right hand. I knew he hadn't gotten married but was dating a sweet Christian girl from our church. So I asked him about the ring. He told me that it was a purity ring -- he and his girlfriend had made a commitment to God and to each other to stay pure until they were married. I thought that was so amazing and it really made me think so highly of Wes and his girlfriend for making this commitment. I knew right then that God would greatly bless this couple.
After Wes's temporary job ended, he left town to go to school. I don't remember the sequence of events after that, but within the next year some great things happened to Wes and the band he was playing in. After recording a demo CD in Tennessee (produced by my son at his recording studio) they entered a battle of the bands contest, won, got a recording contract with a major label and became the group Rush of Fools. They recorded a full length CD with Midas Records which is in stores everywhere. They have had a number one song on the Christian charts and now have a second song out that is getting radio play. And recently Wes and the same girl have gotten engaged.
With the Christmas shopping season in full swing now, I know everyone is trying to decide what Christmas presents to buy for the people on your lists. If you have anyone who likes to listen to Christian music, they might really enjoy the Rush of Fools CD. I really support this group because I know that they are sincere and their lives reflect the God they sing about. That's why I wanted to tell you some things that I knew personally about Wes. If you'd like to hear Wes sing "O Come All Ye Faithful" go to their myspace page and click on the name of the song.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
Click here to read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
6 days ago