Of Stones and Faithfulness

21Jul09

We sang some terrific hymns on Sunday.  Often I find that the words of the old hymns speak powerfully to my heart – especially when I’m tired or trying to remember that the Lord’s dreams may not be the same as my dreams.  Here’s an excerpt from one of Sunday’s hymns that has become an “Ebenezer stone” for me.*

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessing on your head.

-William Cowper

*Essentially, an “Ebenezer stone” is a reminder of God’s faithfulness to His people.  It’s a point where someone can see or touch a physical object that proclaims, “The Lord has helped us up to here,” and implies that “The Lord will continue to help us!”  It is found in Scripture in I Samuel 7:12.  A more thorough explanation (including Hebrew definitions) can be found here.

Take the time to write down your “Ebenezer stones.”  God’s faithfulness is great.

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