My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Genesis 21:19 “Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. “
My dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we see how God provided water to the lad who was crying for water. If Hagar and Ishmael had cooperated in Abraham’s family they might have continued there. But it so happened they were compelled to leave. As a result they were brought to distress, in the wilderness. We do not know if their provisions were spent, or that Abraham sent them away without money. But the water in the skin was spent. And having lost their way, in that hot climate, Ishmael was soon overcome with fatigue, and thirst.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God by His immense power could open mountains in the midst of the valleys, and can make the wilderness a pool of water. Knowing the agony of Hagar and hearing the cry of the lad, God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. Hagar was not really blind for God to open her eyes. Rather her eyes must have swelled with weeping and crying that she failed to see the spring of water just before her. The moment her eyes were opened she ran to fetch the water and gave the water to the lad, and his thirst was quenched and he was refreshed and he recovered from fainting. He was restored to health again.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters , God’s readiness to help us when we are in trouble, are sometimes not noticed by us at times for lack of understanding. Immediately the angel directs Hagar to the spring of water. God sends His angels as a flame of fire to assist his children. For He hears the cry of the afflicted. Though there was a spring of water, Hagar was not aware of it. Unless and until God opened her eyes to see the spring of water. Thus we see that the Lord was concerned about the lad, for God had designed a greater purpose for him. Often we too fail to recognize the comfort or remedy that is available to us by God.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters are you experiencing such severe and harsh situation, like Hagar in the wilderness. Well, God knows your affliction, he will carry you through in the midst of all struggles and problems. Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you, for He cares for you. In the same manner God will meet all your needs. God says, “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.”
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You for hearing the cry of the afflicted and providing water for the lad who was dying of thirst. Just as You opened the eyes of Hagar open our eyes that we may see Your good works. And your provision of remedy for us. Teach us to cry out to You in times of trouble. Revive us Oh Lord. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.