If you've been around the "church world" much, you probably know the very classic hymn, Come Thou Fount. It is very popular.
This morning, as I was settling into my day, I received a text message that said:
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood
It was from Brian. Come Thou Fount is his favorite hymn. I wish you could all get to know my husband. He is the very best. This song suits him to a T. You see, Brian is an old man in the making, yet occasionally he'll surprise me with his hipness. This song is kind of the same way. It is old, yet it is constantly being recorded by new artists.
Anyway, Brian went on to tell me about Ebenezer. Do you know what this is referring to?
It comes from a passage in 1 Samuel where the Israelites defeat the Philistines and take back the Ark of the Covenant. Samuel placed the ebenezer to commemorate God's help. So, it literally means "Stone of Help" or "God has brought us this far."
Today, this song took on a whole new meaning for me, thanks to Brian. He's the one who enlightened me about this.
I immediately felt empowered by God's history of help. When, I am tempted to be distraught, I have to praise God because of what He has already done.
Have a great weekend!