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God Seest Me

God Seest Me

Welcome to the Sermon Recap for Sunday Morning!

Let’s start in Psalm 139:7-12 and take a look at the The Inescapable Presence of God.

Psalm 139 beautifully captures the omnipresence and omnipotence of God. The psalmist writes, “Where shall I go from thy Spirit or where shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.” These verses convey a profound truth: there is no place where God’s presence does not reach. Whether in the highest heavens or the depths of the earth, God’s hand leads and holds us.

The psalm continues, “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” Even in the most remote and desolate places, God’s presence is a constant guide and comfort. This assurance brings light to the darkest of times, as “the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”

The Journey of Ambram and Sarai

Genesis 16 introduces us to Abram and Sarai, whose names were later changed to Abraham and Sarah. God’s promises to them were profound: their descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sands on the seashore. Despite these promises, time passed, and they remained childless, causing doubt and frustration.

In their impatience, Sarai gave her Egyptian maidservant, Hagar, to Abram to bear a child. This decision led to complications and heartache. Hagar, upon conceiving, despised Sarai in her eyes, leading to conflict and hard treatment from Sarai. Feeling abandoned and desperate, Hagar fled into the wilderness.

Genesis 16:6

Hagar's Encounter With the Angel of the Lord

In her despair, Hagar encountered the angel of the Lord by a fountain of water in the wilderness. The angel’s message to Hagar was one of hope and future promise: “I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.”

This divine encounter reveals God’s care and mercy, even for those who feel marginalized and forgotten. The angel’s visit to Hagar, a Gentile woman, emphasizes that God’s compassion extends beyond cultural and social boundaries. Despite her status and the challenges she faced, God had a plan for Hagar and her offspring.

All she had to do was go back and submit to her mistress, Sarai.

A Message of Mercy and Redemption

The story of Hagar highlights a recurring theme in the Bible: God’s mercy and redemption. Hagar, though mistreated and overcome with the need to run away, was not abandoned by God. Instead, she was visited by the angel of the Lord, offering her hope and a promise for the future. This narrative mirrors the broader message of the Gospel: God’s love and mercy are available to all, regardless of their past or present circumstances.

Just as Hagar’s life was transformed by her encounter with the divine, so too can our lives be changed by embracing God’s presence and promises. The seed of faith within us, when nurtured, can grow and overcome any obstacle. This seed represents hope, resilience, and the assurance of God’s unwavering support when we follow His will.

Final Thoughts

Psalm 139 and the story of Hagar remind us of the inescapable presence of God and His boundless mercy. No matter where we are or what we face, God is with us, guiding and sustaining us. As we reflect on these Scriptures, let us embrace His presence in our lives and trust in His promises. Whether in moments of joy or despair, God’s hand is there to lead and hold us, illuminating our path with His everlasting light.

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