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.

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!!!

  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!!!

  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! 🙂


  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!

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