I love old rock walls. There seem to be so many of them ranging over the rolling hills and meadows in Europe (the photo above was taken in Scotland by Michael Gleason). I wonder when they were made, whose hands placed them there, what their lives were like. They make me think beyond this moment, and that is a good thing.
In biblical history, there were “Ebenezers” which were constructed with the purpose of remembering. The word is referenced here:
“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying , Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.”~1 Sam 7:12
They were designed to call to mind a certain event in which God showed Himself strong on behalf of His people. We need tangible reminders sometimes to increase our faith. God knows this. I’ve seen this, and have blogged about it before. It is good to write down evidences of of God’s faithfulness (I’ve learned not to call it “journaling” because then I feel obligated to write, and it stifles the whole project), so that during the lean times, you may remember.