Day 5: El-roi

Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the LORD, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are [El-roi].” She also said, “Have I truly seen [El-roi]?”

Genesis 16:13

El-roi: The God Who Sees Me

Hagar was a servant. Given by her mistress to her mistress’s husband as an old-fashioned surrogate, of sorts, then badly mistreated by her mistress when she conceived a child (on her mistress’s orders!). Hagar was a truly pitiable creature.

But God is far from blind. Sarai was cruel, but God was kind. It was to her He came, to her He spoke, to her He promised. It was her He saw.

Never have I ever been invisible to God. <repeat>

There has been no darkness in my life His eyes did not penetrate. He is El-roi. He is the God Who Sees Me.

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