February 9 2016-the God Who Sees.

In Genesis 16 we read of Hagar an Egyptian maidservant who conceived through Abraham ( v4), but was then treated harshly by Sarai Abraham’s wife (6), so she escaped to the wilderness(6,7). There the Angel of the Lord found her and told her the Lord had heard her affliction (v 11) and would bless her giving her so many descendants they could not be counted (v.10).

After her encounter with God, it says Hagar called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-are-the-God-Who-Sees.

Hagar must have felt pretty abandoned, isolated, vulnerable, having had to escape from Sarai, stuck out there in the desert, expecting a child.

But God saw her, heard her affliction and paid attention to it. He hadn’t forgotten about her. He knew her situation, the difficulty, the dilemma she was in, and came to her rescue, directing, comforting and reassuring her. She experienced the-God-Who-Sees.

We feel abandoned, isolated, vulnerable at times. We find ourselves like Hagar in a wilderness, possibly with people in some way hostile to us, as Sarai was to Hagar. Remember God is the-God-Who-Sees. However we’re feeling, wherever we find ourselves, circumstantially, emotionally, God sees us. He’s not forgotten about us. He cares. He hears our affliction, our pain, our fears, whatever they maybe, and as He met Hagar in her trouble, He wants to meet us.

Nothing escapes the notice, of the-God-Who-Sees. He has never forgotten about us or abandoned us, but sees every moment and detail of our life, wanting to meet us and support every step of the way.

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