Hagar was in a desperate place. She and her young child, Ishmael, were dehydrated and alone in a desert. What hope was there? Fear of the possibility of death by thirst gripped her heart. God’s response when she cried out to the Lord? An angel was sent to say, “Do not be afraid. God has heard your voices. Lift up the boy and hold him fast, for I will make a great nation of him.” It was then that Hagar’s eyes were opened to see the well of (desperately) needed water. What is it that I (desperately) fear? What is it that I (desperately) need? What is God’s (perfect) provision and where is it? Lord, help me not fear possibility but find your provision.
Do not be unbelieving but believing. (John 20:27 )
A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting man
Soli gloriam dei.
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.