I think if I lived in Bible times, I would have been one of those people that Jesus shook his finger at. You know like someone He would have said, "O, ye of little faith" or "Get away from me Satan" to. I have seen God's hand move over and over and over and yet I still fret. I doubt and I fear. I have what ifs when it comes to getting Maggie that include words like "mistake" and "death" and "money." I am just keeping it honest here, people. I would have been one of those shake His finger at Bible people.
At times like this, I hear the song verse in my head, "Here I raise my Ebenezer. Hither by Thy help I come." It comes from this passage in the Bible,
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah, and named it Ebenezer; for he said, "Thus far the LORD has helped us." So the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel; the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. The towns that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; and Israel recovered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. There was peace also between Israel and the Amorites. (1 Samuel 7:12-14 NRSV)
An Ebenezer is a reminder of God's help and presence. It represents those times when we have seen God move.
The Hendersons are praying for some big things this week for our foster child and for Maggie. Will you help me by sharing your Ebenezers either in the comment section of the blog or in the comment section of Facebook? As I pray for God to move and I fight the battle to doubt, I would love to read about the times that God has shown Himself in your life.