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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Ebenezer’ Category

June 22nd

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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There seems to be nothing but emptiness today, the day I might have gone to a delivery room but instead stand beside a tiny grave. Instead of rejoicing we grieve. There won’t be tears of relief for a labor over and a new baby in our arms. Just the tears of sorrow for arms empty, without a new life to hold.

Our baby has faced death. In his death we see and feel and remember “that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, we flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone.”

Who will deliver us from these bodies of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.”

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He is Risen

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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And you will rise too my sweet baby. “Secure within God’s keeping, until the trumpet voice shall wake you from your sleeping.”

We visited Ebenezer’s grave on Easter. Our friend Kimberly was so kind to give us one of  her Easter lilies to leave here. I was disappointed I hadn’t been able to find one in the stores so this was a blessing for me.

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The Burial Day

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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Ash Wednesday. Today we hear the words God spoke to Adam from Genesis, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Because of sin, we all die. I haven’t shared the pictures I took on the day we buried Ebenezer. Maybe today it is fitting to do so.

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Christmas Day Six

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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On the sixth day of Christmas we learned that God had taken our ninth child to his Heavenly home.

For Ebenezer we sing this song.

Sing with all the saints in glory;
Sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
To the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking.
Soon the storms of time shall cease.
In God’s likeness we awaken,
Knowing everlasting peace.

Oh, what glory far exceeding
All that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts for ages pleading
Never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it,
There on high our welcome waits.
Ev’ry humble spirit shares it.
Christ has passed th’ eternal gates.

Life eternal! Heav’n rejoices:
Jesus lives who once was dead.
Shout with joy, O deathless voices!
Child of God, lift up your head!
Life eternal! Oh, what wonders
Crowd on faith, what joy unknown,
When amid earth’s closing thunders,
Saints shall stand before the throne!

Sing With All The Saints In Glory