Capernaum Idol




Worship the Lord with gladness;
                     Come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2 (New International Version).
Recently, I went to a Young Life summer camp called Capernaum. Young Life is a ministry for teens and young adults.  Capernaum is the camp designed for people with disabilities.   It seems no matter how hard I try to be ready, the week never goes exactly as planned.
             Everyone was getting ready for Capernaum Idol. I got to the clubhouse, and my leader took the CD out of my backpack. “What number Rachael?”  He asked as he handed it to the DJ.
“Number seven.” I replied.
He opened the case. “Rachael?”  “There’s no CD in there.”
“What?” I replied.
He came down and showed me.  The case was empty. The CD— got left at home!  That’s it. I thought. It’s over.”  Suddenly, another leader said,“Rach, this is Hollywood we make it work.” I sang the song acapella.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.
Oh I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
In anything and everything I’ve learned to be content
Oh I can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and me.”
At the end, the audience gave a standing ovation. I realized that while I have one plan, God has another. Whose show is it anyway?
Dear Lord,
Please help me to have a heart of worship for you in everything I do.
Amen
              

8 thoughts on “Capernaum Idol

  1. Rach,
    Your singing acapella is no big surprise to me. I get to hear you every week. I have never known you to need a crutch to achieve success. Why would you need a CD to make music? I look forward to next week's ride! Regards, Brian

  2. Rachael,
    So AWESOME!!!Thanks for including me in this great experience. I can't wait to read your book. I pray that the Lord will bless you exceedingly abundantly all you could ask or imagine.
    Love you girl!!!
    Emily

  3. That's a wondeful story Rachael. I love your attitude of trust and confidence in the Lord. I can't wait for your book to come out. I'm so proud of you, and blessed to know you!
    Love you lots!!!
    Sarah

  4. Hi Rachael!

    I loved your devotional. Wow, I never knew that you sang solos. That's neat! Thanks so much for sharing it; it reminded me that I need to keep Jesus first in all that I do. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Love,
    Beverly

  5. I really like how you introduce yourself: ” Hi, I am Rachel, and I am a writer. That possitive statement is based on Faith that you will arrive to realize your dreams.So I have no doubts, you will publish your next book and the next… You are truly amazing and an inspiration to all who are fortunate to meet you!
    See you tomorrow!
    Teresa

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