Here’s Looking at You, Sis

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)

Comments

  1. I always loved these 3 stories as well as others where God worked in their lives. God created Eve to help Adam, not to be put down but as an equal. He made woman to be loved and cherished, not abused and neglected. Throughout the Bible, He was always busy “seeing” women. He used the most unlikely women to do wonderful things and upheld them, using them as mothers in the line from Eve to Mary, to produce His Son in Mary’s womb.
    There was Tamar who had to trick Judah into giving her a son, twins actually. One of them, Perez is in the royal line, not one of the ‘legitimate’ heirs of Judah. Then Rahab the prostitute who hid the spies, believing that the Jewish God was the one God.She was the mother of Boaz who married Ruth a Moabite who became the great grandmother of David. He then used an adulteress whom David had her husband killed so he could marry her when he couldn’t get Uriah to sleep with his wife to cover up the fact that she was pregnant by David. He used their second child, Solomon to be the wisest man and king ever to be in His line for the Messiah.
    Then look at how Jesus treated sinful women, not just the prostitute who kissed His feet and washed and dried his feet, but the Samaritan woman at the well, the woman caught in the very act of adultery, Mary Magdalene, etc, etc. etc……… God always showed respect for women and still does to this day. Praise His Holy Name!

  2. I feel SOOOOOOOOOOO fortunate that GOD gave me the favor to attend WOF in OK City this weekend. Hearing Lizzie speak was amazing. I cannot wait for more of her inspired words!

  3. 2 years ago
    JoEllen Yoder says

    I was inspired with all the words of wisdom shared at the WOF in OKC!!! I will be attending next year!! But I do have one question ~ Did any of the speakers mention a certain book of the bible that in a sense sums up the bible from Genesis to Revelation?