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Sabbath Ebenezer Stones

Our Sabbath Ebenezer Stones
“Here I raise my Ebenezer…”

In Bible times, the children of Israel were instructed to set up memorial stones, so they could remember God’s care them them. The stones served as silent witnesses to God’s provision and intervention.

What better time, than on Sabbath, to reflect on God’s care?

Ebenezee Stones

Ebenezer Stones

Here’s what they are, in more detail.

Ebenezer Stones

Let’s set up our own Ebenezer stones as a testimony.

Like the people of Israel, let us set up our stones of witness, and inscribe upon them the precious story of what God has wrought for us

Ebenezer stone
I found this post interesting about  8 Types of Stones in the Bible, including the Ebenezer Stones 


It is for our own benefit to keep every gift of God fresh in our memory. Thus faith is strengthened to claim and to receive more and more. There is greater encouragement for us in the least blessing we ourselves receive from God than in all the accounts we can read of the faith and experience of others.

Ebenezer Stone

I’m setting up my Sabbath Stones by thanking God for:

  • Autumn lanes
  • Friends who call at random times
  • Phone calls with our son
  • Reconciliation
  • An unexpected inspirational book in the mail.
  • The rock I found last Sabbath that reminded me that God’s love is written on everything in nature  

Sabbath Ebenezer Stones

Sabbath Ebenezer Stones 

In the future, on Sabbaths, we will relate more thanksgivings. And we will see a pattern of how God has led us, even in the mundane activities of life.

The soul that responds to the grace of God shall be like a watered garden. His health shall spring forth speedily; his light shall rise in obscurity, and the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon him. Let us then remember the loving-kindness of the Lord, and the multitude of His tender mercies. Like the people of Israel, let us set up our stones of witness, and inscribe upon them the precious story of what God has wrought for us. And as we review His dealings with us in our pilgrimage, let us, out of hearts melted with gratitude, declare, “What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all His people.” Psalm 116:12-14. – {DA 348.2}

Happy Sabbath!

Ebenezer  Stones

19 Replies

  1. I love this, Laurie. I’ve never thought about setting up stones of remembrance before. I am going to look into this further. Blessings!

  2. What a wonderful idea – putting up a Sabbath stone. Your stone and its meaning are touching. Not sure where I can get a stone unless I go buy one. Does that count?

  3. I love the idea of setting up stones! I have often gathered stones from special places to mark something God showed me, how powerful this is!

  4. As a child it seemed strange that the Israelites used stones to remember things. Then when i understood the concept, it is pretty cool. We just often use different things nowadays. And yes, i have stones here and there to remind me of trips and such. It’s the same thing.

  5. Years ago, I church my husband and I attended did this with memorial stones as a way of remembering God’s faithfulness to the congregation. I’ve never forgotten the message or Pastor Sam. Thanks for linking up and sharing!


    1. Nice.
      I thought we might do it every Sabbath, but maybe more realistic to do it when we are in a place where we are reminded of God’s blessings, or as a special occasion.
      But not forget to talk about God’s provision often.

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