There is a story in Genesis 16 about an Egyptian teenager named Hagar. She is brought in as a concubine for Abraham because he and Sarai had been struggling with infertility for more than ten years. Hagar successfully conceived a child for Abraham and Sarai. But Sarai mistreated Hagar.
In the next scene, we find Hagar on the run. She headed for the dessert where she would likely die. It was there, in the wilderness, that a miracle transpired. God showed up with two questions found in Genesis 16:8.
- “Where are you from?”
- “Where are you going?”
God might ask you the same two questions. It is in understanding the roots of our past and in charting the course of our future that God intersects our daily lives. It is there that he may be found.
Recovery Step: A.W. Tozer wrote, “We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God.” God is waiting to hear from you today. And he is so close that you need not shout.