As we look again to the year 2017, let’s remember the words of the prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 7:12: Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer*, saying, “Hitherto has the LORD helped us.”
*Ebenezer – “a stone of help.”
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Robert Robinson, 1758