She never thought it would come to this. She had done what was asked, but with the wrong attitude. Now despised and misused, Hagar ran for her life.
The Bible tells us the Angel of the Lord found Sarai’s maid by a spring of water in the wilderness between Kadesh and Bered.
“Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”
“I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
“Go back to your mistress and submit to her. I will multiply your descendants…”
The promise was not without cost. It would take courage to return and submit to the one who had abused her. Yet the encounter in the wilderness with The Living One overshadowed Hagar’s fears. And gave hope for her future.
“She called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are The God Who Sees; for she said, “Have I also seen Him who sees me?”
The well was called Beer Lahai Roi meaning, Well of the One Who Lives and Sees Me. *
When you come to that desert place, remember there is One who lives and sees you.
Yes He sees you, knows your name, and understands you like no other. The same God who revealed himself to Hagar longs to fill the empty places of your heart and life with living water and living hope.
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7: 37-38.
The road in the wilderness
led to the
Well of the Living One.
The One who saw my tears
and knows my name,
filled my thirst
with rivers of living water,
and I will never be the same.