If you’ve ever felt invisible—overlooked by an employer, ignored by a loved one, forgotten by a friend—come meet three women from Scripture who surely felt unseen by those around them, yet were definitely noticed by the One who matters most.
Hagar was an Egyptian maidservant in Abram and Sarai’s household. You couldn’t get much lower on the social food chain than Hagar. When her mistress became downright abusive, pregnant Hagar fled into the desert, alone and unwanted.
But God saw Hagar. He found her and spoke kindly to her. Hagar responded by giving him the name El Roi, which means “God who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13)