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Sunny Sunday #4 - Come Thou Fount - Verse 2

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I'll begin;
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.

If men are that they might have joy, then why do we sorrow so much. Sometimes we believe that God's life is all gumdrops and roses, but if you look at what his children get up to, it's really quite depressing.  It must be that God's joyful existence comes from something other than the actions of others.

When make our happiness dependent on the actions of others, we often find ourselves in places that are far from joy.  Somehow, with all that goes on in our world, God states that "Men are that they might have joy."  Not just that we should find happiness, but that we were created that we should have joy.  It is an essential part of our God-given makeup.

So how do we find it.  The answer is simple, we ask God to help us find it.  He has found a way to be joyful in spite of discouraging events.  So he is the perfect guide to show us how.  Then we can raise our own Ebenezer to the Lord. Our own monument to our victory over darkness.

Image credit: Machrie Moor standing stone (Scotland), NVM Digital


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