Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far has the LORD helped us.” – 1 Samuel 7:12
The rocks on this site are an Ebenezer. The word Ebenezer means “Stone of Help.” It is a tangible reminder of how God has shown His faithfulness, providing for His people throughout the ages. Back in First Samuel, God acted in a mighty way and saved his people from the Philistines. Samuel set up that stone as a reminder. Today, we all have Philistines of some sort in our lives, but they’re known by other names.
The piled stones pictured on this website are a symbol for me: God is faithful. He has always been faithful, He will always be faithful, and He is faithful and mighty in my life today, no matter what Philistines I face.
I find that I need those rocks. I find myself worrying about the latest greatest Philistine that’s breathing down my neck and I start trying to solve how I’m going to conquer this beast. That’s when the pile of rocks comes in handy. I look at that Ebenezer and remember that God WILL act, that he IS faithful, and that I can trust Him. I have never known Him to fail.
So every time I see God show His faithfulness I put up another Ebenezer. Well, not literally. At least, I don’t have an impressive rock collection at my house. I write down those Ebenezers in my journal and then the next time I face some humongous Philistine (or even a little one!) I can look at those “rock piles” and remember, “Right! God is faithful! He’s got it covered.”
The crazy thing is, all those piles add up. So now after these many years of following Him, I’m not looking at one pile or half a dozen. I’m looking at a whole string of rock piles, stretching as far as the eye can see and beyond. And suddenly that Philistine is looking more like small potatoes.
Kind of makes our God look incredibly awesome, doesn’t it? Good thing He is. Gotta love those rock piles.