The Ebenezer Tree

By Karen Isbell

She stands tall, lights dancing across her branches and ornaments glistening from her limbs, her beauty boasting the glory of her Creator.

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She was created to boast His Glory.

Bare limbs and branches sing His praises loud, yet adorned she becomes an Ebenezer.

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An ebenezer of the faithfulness of a Creator to a people in need of a Savior.  An ebenezer of the Healer who Redeems and Restores.

 

The Why and the What:

Last year as I reflected on Christmas with a sweet little one kicking inside me, I pondered how we would explain Christmas to him/her. I love all things Christmas. I wanted to tell the story in every part of the Christmas Celebration. I wanted to remember His faithfulness.

Last January, I started my prayer journal, but a little more intentionally than most years. I wrote down specific prayers and added to them throughout the year.

When it came time to decorate the tree, I took the solid ornaments and a paint pen and boasted of our God’s goodness and faithfulness over the last year.

Not all our prayers were answered…and others were answered in ways unexpected. It wasn’t a perfect or easy year, but He was Faithful.

I look forward to a day when I fill up an entire tree with ornaments boasting of His goodness.

How do you reflect and remember His goodness and faithfulness this time of year?

 

 

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