“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘you are God who sees’ (Genesis 16:13).

A big church was constructed in France and the job of engraving the scene of God doing the miracle in the wedding at Cana was handed over to a sculptor. The sculptor was busy, day and night engraving the wedding scenes and the pots of stone. The son of the sculptor kept on watching the scenes being engraved in the marble stone.

In the end, he said, Father, these pots are to be placed at a height of twenty feet and it is not possible for anyone to notice the minute carvings done on these pots. When it is so, why are you straining yourself so much and do minute works on it spending so much of time? Is it not enough if you do some simple work on it and place it high?

The father tapped his son and said, “Son, whether the people look at the pots or not, the person who gave me the contract sees or not, I very well know that God who looks at me also looks at these pots. So, whatever I do, I do it for God wholeheartedly.

Hagar was the one to name God as “God who sees.” She was a slave and a servant in one’s home. Maybe, God could have found Abraham in her mind. The eye of God might have supported Sarah. Hagar might have been longing for God to see her.

But only when she was in the wilderness, she found that the eye of God also kept on seeing her. God looked at her affliction and how she lamented. God talked to her and sent her back to Sarah. With great joy, she named God as “God who sees.”

One brother had written the verse “God who sees me” in a big board and kept it in his house. Whenever he saw the board and read the verse, he experienced the feeling that God was looking at him from the board. He praised God for receiving the blessing, mercy and grace as the eyes of God kept seeing him.

Dear children of God, God sees you. He sees your captivity. He sees how you have been cast down. God who sees how you have smothered all your sorrows within you is powerful to provide you with a perfect deliverance from all your problems, bless you and exalt you.

To meditate: “ For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (II Chronicles 16:9).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai