Thursday, December 1, 2011

The God Who Sees

Every other Wednesday morning I go to a women's Bible study. It is a sweet time of fellowship with a wonderful group of ladies. We are currently going through Angela Thomas's "Brave" together.

This week's study was titled, "I am invisible." We walked through Genesis 16 where God appears to Hagar in the desert after she fleas from Sarah. Hagar calls God, "El Roi" or "the God who sees." It was a good reminder to all of us stay at home moms that we are valued and that even when it seems like we are invisible, the Lord sees us.

As I did the study I couldn't help but think about my daughter who has spent much of her life in a crib. It is all she knew, but she must have felt invisible at times. My heart just breaks for her, but God reminds me daily that He sees her. He has always seen her and He loves her more than I could ever imagine.

On day two of the Bible Study, Angela instructs us to put our name into Psalm 121:3-8. I felt the Lord leading me to write this out for my daughter. I wrote the following verses in my prayer journal. I used her Ethiopian name, but since I can't share it yet I will use Mia Grace.

"[Mia Grace,] He who watches over you will not slumber, indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. [Mia Grace,] the Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. [Mia Grace,] the Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life, the Lord will watch over your coming and your going both now and forevermore." (Ps 121:3-8)