There are days I wake up knowing I should tell you something, but often I don’t. Instead I wonder why I need to write a particular thing, and since I never figure that question out, I never write it.
But, this morning I’ll tell you what I think I should be telling you. Hopefully, I’ll tell it in a clearer way than that last sentence because Holy Time Change Batman!
This morning I woke up and cursed the clocks and took the boys to preschool and consumed a lot of coffee. I called my mother and texted a friend and prayed a little. The whole time I kept thinking about the God who Sees.
His name is El Roi.
He sees you. He sees the offenses that are made towards you, the times you are abandoned and misused. He sees when you are hurt and marginalized and mocked. He sees when you feel alone, when you feel lost, when you feel hungry and misunderstood. He sees.
So if you’re feeling abandoned in the dessert, alone and unaccounted for, just know that our God is the God who sees, and He loves you. You don’t have to fight your way out, or give up in despair, someone sees your trouble. He is where your help comes from.
He will hear to you when you call, he will not abandon you for His name’s sake. He sees your hurt. He is El Roi, the God who sees.