Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” (1 Kings 7:12) Though weary and brow-beaten from within And lost in endless self-analysis, Dissecting all the faintest hints of sin And searching out death’s sure catalysis: Though trapped in corridors of guilt and fear And scarcely able to see out the end, Fleeing ghosts which, at my footsteps, disappear But dreading still the ghosts around the bend, Though trapped so often in the anxious Now, Afraid of its potentiality, The past and all its battles tell me how My God has sought me, lifted, rescued me. Thus far the Lord has helped me, I can say And wait in faith on His mysterious way.
3 thoughts on “My Ebenezer”
I used to think the name Ebenezer was a symbolism for a grouching miser like Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Then I found out what the name meant, “The Lord has helped us thus far”. Pretty cool! 🙂
I thought that too! And I would sing the hymn “Come Thou Fount” and wonder why we would want to raise our Ebenezer Scrooge 🙂
LOL!! Same here!! That’s too funny!! 🙂