Granny Mills used to tell us about her adventures with her city cousin. I remember watching her eyes squint as she giggled telling us about their cousin adventures in the country, in the city and the time they got in trouble for laughing in church! Loudly they sang the ancient lyrics, "Here I Raise My Ebenezer." What in the world was an Ebenezer? All they knew was that it sounded hilarious, and as young girls do, they laughed and giggled in church. Now this young girl, turned older lady, was still laughing about raising her Ebenezer. To this day, when I hear that song in church, I smile, and I think about my sweet Granny and how much I miss her and how much I love that story of her city cousin! I recently read a great explanation of an Ebanezer from one of my favorite authors, Mark Batterson. He explains that an ebanezer is a stone of remembrance--one like the prophet Samuel built after the Israelites defeated the Philistines. It was an alter to remember what God had done up to that point. We too can raise remembrance of a God who has always kept his promises. I'm sure there is a lot of laughing in heaven. I bet Granny met up with her city cousin. Who knows, they probably still giggle like young girls and remember laughing in church, now with a complete understanding, having actually met their Savior, the one whose faithfulness they kept remembering--that is, until they saw him face to face. May we remember all God has done, and share the stories of remembrance with our future generations.