Do you ever feel left out or forgotten? Like if you disappeared the whole world would just go on without you? Okay, maybe your family needs you, but your church family wouldn’t notice, or your work place wouldn’t care? Maybe your school or your friends wouldn’t take note? Or maybe it’s your extended family that overlooks you?
Have you ever felt that way? Like you have nothing to offer?
Tucked away in the pages of Genesis there is a woman named Hagar. I have always had a special place for Hagar in my heart. No, she wasn’t perfect (none of us are), but she was forced into a marriage bed, and then forced to leave home.
When all hope was lost. When everyone on Earth had turned their backs and she was crying alone in the desert, that’s when she learned she was never alone.
The God Who Sees Me
And because of that soul-crushing moment, from that woman named Hagar, we have one of the most wonderful, most reassuring names of God in all of history: El-Roi, The God Who Sees Me.
Personally, I have clung to that promise a million times over the years. So thankful that no matter what I face, I can know without a shadow of a doubt that God. Sees. Me.Hagar's encounter with God reminds us that we are never alone… Click To Tweet
All this is what came to my mind while I was reading Janet’s post, “What a Beautiful Name.” I do hope you’ll hop over and check it out. In addition to some great insight, she also shares some beautiful artwork, and a song at the end.
And Janet, make sure to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button and add it to your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement every week. If you’re a blogger, we hope you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we hope that you’ll encounter new bloggers that love Jesus as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
4.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
Each host will choose one blog to feature in their Grace & Truth Link-Up post and promote via their social media channels next week.