she runs from the past. becoming hardened by her anger. she is in desperate need of someone to love her back to tender.
she is a single mom who just happens to be 19. she loves well, but she does it solo. her 19 year old heart just wants a do over with love.
she is a timid preteen that is searching for her place.
she is a girl who wants to be accepted. for just being her.
she sits alone in a crowded room. wondering if it’s her that’s the odd one. hoping that someone will just look her way and see her.
she is so very lonely.
she met Him at the well.
He offered “living water” and “told her everything she ever did”
she knew He wasn’t supposed to speak to her…she didn’t expect to see the love in His eyes.
not a love of any other man she’d met…He saw her.
REALLY SAW HER!
at first she wanted to cover her eyes so He couldn’t see so deeply..
but in her desperation, she just wanted someone to see HER.
and He did!
Beloved, His name is JESUS and He sees you!
her mistress sent her away after God fulfilled His promise.
so, she sat under a bush while she watched her son slowly die.
and HE saw her!
in her dispair…in her loneliness.
and she wasn’t alone or invisible!
Beloved, HE sees you! El Roi is His name!
He is the EVERLASTING GOD! He is the same today as He was then. He still draws us Living Water from His Well. He still looks under shrubs and sees our tears. He still looks deeply. Seeing the hidden and loving you anyway. He is the Gentle Shepherd.
Let HIM look! Let HIM see!
You are worth at least that much! (pssst…and SO MUCH MORE!)