The God Who Sees


“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You are the God who sees.”
-Genesis 16:13

Hi everyone! I have been doing a Bible study about the Old Testament and wanted to share with you something I learned. This time it happens to be about one of the many names of God. This particular name is El Roi, which means The God Who Sees. Now to get a better look at what this name means, let’s read Genesis 16:7-9, 13.

Now the angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from and where are you going?”

Now let’s pause our reading for a second. Why did God ask Hagar that question? I mean, doesn’t God know everything? Well, sometimes God asks us questions that He already knows the answer to in order to make us think about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Now let’s go on to the next few verses.

She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.”…
Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You Are The God Who Sees.

Hagar was in the middle of the desert. She was alone and abandoned. She probably felt as if no one loved her or even cared enough to look for her. But God did. He sees when no one else cares to look. He sees when we try to hide from others that we are dying inside. He sees when we are running from Him. He is The God Who Sees us. No matter what we do or where we go, He will always be The God Who Sees us. And when I say us, I do not mean Christians only. He sees the hearts and minds of those who don’t believe in Him.

Do you feel alone and abandoned? Do you feel as if no one loves or cares for you?

If you do, then call on Jesus, for He is The God Who Sees you.

In Christ,