Lake Waubesa Bible Camp

A glimpse of our LIMITLESS God…

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“Indescribable, uncontainable, You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing, God.” What a great song to start out our weekly worship night. Every night during High School and Crew weeks, we have a late night activity. Most days, that means we go outside and play a game and get to run around in the dark. On Thursday, however, we get to join together in the lodge for fellowship and worship. Not only is it refreshing to be still for a while instead of always on the move, but it is also a much-needed reminder of who God is and why we come to camp in the first place.

lwbc worship night
On Thursday night, we as a camp didn’t just hear the gospel. We experienced it! Each cabin went through four Stations of the Cross together. At the first, we talked about Christ’s agony and contemplated what that was like for Him. Next, we took turns carrying a heavy cross and thinking about the significance of what He went through. Then we each wrote some sins on paper and nailed them to a cross for us to leave behind. We ended at the tomb, where the body lay. One by one, we blew out a candle until, with the last camper, darkness took over.

After the Stations of the Cross, we joined in the lodge to sing through the gospel. The room had been transformed from the Amazon rainforest to a simple, candlelit meeting space for believers. The songs started with God’s greatness and limitlessness, then moved to looking at our sin and the grace He gives to cover us, and finished with us surrendering ourselves to Him and all He has for us. “I surrender… I surrender… I want to know You more, I want to know You more,” was the final chorus and prayer. That’s what camp is all about! It was an emotional and beautiful night… but the gospel didn’t end there.

The next morning, two excited women interrupted our breakfast announcements to tell us the body was gone, so we all followed them back to the tomb where we had last seen Christ. In the same place we had left in total darkness the night before was a table piled in grave clothes, but nobody to be found. The tomb was empty, the sun was shining, and we stood on a hill and sang praises to our God the Father and Jesus the Christ for not only dying for our sins, but also rising from the dead and defeating the grave. The celebration lasted throughout the morning, as we had balloons and decorations for a breakfast party in honor of Jesus. God is so good!

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