God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
She gave the name to the LORD who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, Ï have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13 (NIV)
Abram had been promised by God to become the father of nations. However, he and Sarai had no children. Sarai grew impatient and hatched a plan.
She had a servant, named Hagar, who she would give to Abram in order that she, Sarai, could have a child through Hagar.
Hagar did conceive. She grew to despise Sarai. Sarai told Abram how Hagar had become mean to her.
Abram shrugged off his responsibility and said, ”Do whatever you think is best.” Sarai mistreated her servant Hagar. Hagar ran away.
The angel of the LORD approached Hagar close to a spring in the desert. He asked her where had been and where she was going.
I find it interesting that Hagar only answered part of his question. Ï am running away from my mistress Sarai.”
It does not look as if Hagar had any plans beyond getting away from Sarai.
The angel of God tells her to return to Sarai and then gives her a promise. Her son will be made into a nation. He will be a “wild donkey.” He will not be liked by many people.
Hagar named the angel of God. She called him “You are the God who sees me, for she said, Ï have now seen the One who sees me.”
As we enter the Lenten season, we must look for personal signs that God sees us and allows us to see Him.
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 52 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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