“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 Samuel 7:12
Thus far you have helped me.
You have provided:
a family who loves you and each other,
baptism as a sign and seal of your love and faithfulness,
encouraging and loyal friends,
education that fostered a love of learning,
gifts I can use to serve others,
experiences that have shown me your faithfulness,
your presence in the midst of difficult situations.
As I face the future, I look back to see
how you have helped me,
how you have remained faithful.
As I face the future, I trust
you will continue to help me,
you will still be faithful.
I look forward to adding more stones to the pile,
to the monument of your help.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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