Ebenezer Pagoda Gazebo- Lake Eola (4)

Acrylic on canvas 

16×20

Ebenezer is the name of a place in ancient Israel, but also the name given to a rock by the prophet Samuel. The rock was to serve as a reminder of what God had done for the Israelites. It’s also used in the hymn by Robert Robinson, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” 

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

God had the Israelites name rocks, and created different festivals as memory devices. A reminder of what God had accomplished. Considering how often the Israelites seem to forget the power and faithfulness of God, and how I can do the same, it seems like a good idea.

Orlando is my adopted hometown. I didn’t grow up here. Just before moving here I spend a year in Asia. It was a year rich with experiencing new things and seeing God’s faithfulness in many challenges. So when I moved to Orlando, and saw the pagoda at Lake Eola, it served as a reminder to me of what God’s brought me through. An Ebenezer of sorts. The pagoda gazebo is located near the northeast corner of the park.

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About nagyworld

We serve with the JESUS Film Project a ministry of Cru. We love the Lord and have the privilege of using our gifting in art, design, and film making to provide tools to make Him known.

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