My Ebenezer

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.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

3 thoughts on “My Ebenezer

  1. 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! 🙂

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