Gen 16v13 – I see you

Howzit. G’Day. Hello. Bonjour. All languages and cultures have words for greeting. In Zulu the word is Sawubona. Unlike many other greetings that simply mean “hello”, this Zulu word means “I see you”. It conveys acknowledging the other person with respect and giving them your full attention. It’s a way of recognising the person’s presence and existence. There’s a story in Genesis about Hagar, Abram’s concubine. She is in distress in a desert. Life is not looking good when God appears to her and speaks words of peace and direction to her. Hagar’s response – Sawubona: “She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi” (Genesis 16:13-14). In her distress, she saw the God who sees. Her life was changed by the God who sees. In your life, if you are lost, or in despair, or in a desert place, know that there is a God who sees and cares. He sees you. Open your eyes and see him. Sawubona. Open Bible –

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