“You are the God Who sees me.”

"Hagar and Ishmael seeking water" by Hermine F. Schafer, 1964. Click pic for source

“Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the LORD, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.”  She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” Genesis 16:13

El-Roi, the God who sees.

The book of Genesis tells the story of Hagar, a single mother, who was cast out into the desert by the father of her only son.  With no one to see or to even care for them, mother and son were dying of thirst.   But, Someone saw.  Someone noticed them and helped them.

That same Someone is still in the noticing business today.  His eyes are cast on the outcast.

He notices the deaf woman/man/child sitting alone at a family gathering, ignored by the hearing people all around her.

He notices the one struggling to get in and out of a bathroom stall, trying to manage with crutches and a cast.  While others pass her/him by, God sees.  God cares.

He sees the old woman sitting by herself in the busy coffee shop, staring out the window, sipping her tea.  He notices, do we?

El-Roi, the God who sees, sees me.  Sees you.  Oh, may he give us eyes to see one another, too.  To notice.  To stop.  To listen.  To care.

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Let’s pray:

Oh, Father, you see.  Thank you for noticing me, for calling me by name, and saying, “Child you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1 NLT)

Give me your eyes to notice.  Give me your heart to care.    In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Question:  Do you know the one who knows You?  Unlike Santa, he really does “see you when you’re sleeping.  He know when you’re awake…..”  Wanna meet him?  Click the link below for a brief introduction.

"Hand in Hand" see photo source below

Hand in Hand picture from:  http://julischkaa.deviantart.com/art/hand-in-hand-163459644

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