Marking Our History
Posted: Monday, May 9
1 Samuel 5:1-7:17
Verse of the day:
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” (1 Samuel 7:12)
It’s encouraging to see the hand of God’s mark left on important events in the lives of ancient saints. And to see how they set a memorial for all to see and remember God’s blessing on them.
But what about today—in our lives? Wouldn’t it be profitable for us to see the hand of God leave its mark in our own lives—during an event where we too could set a stone of remembrance to mark His blessings?
We should be able to look at our own history and see it full of God—full of His goodness and truth. We should be able to see as much proof of His faithfulness and veracity as the lives of any of the saints who have gone before? And what about our children and their children? I, for one, want them to see markers throughout my life that clearly mark and point the way to Heaven and to a fuller, richer life here on earth.