The God Who Sees

The issue on my heart right now is that I seem to move from one hurting Afghan to the next. There are some who have been and could still be suicidal. Another is experiencing a miscarriage after having given birth to a baby last fall with a heart problem that died five days later. Some live with the constant emotional scars of war in post traumatic stress disorder. My heart hurts for them. I know that all their problems wouldn’t be resolved if they knew the Savior but then they would have One to go to with their problems, One who understands and One who can bring about change.

I want to introduce them to El Roi–The God Who Sees. I’ve been touched that so often it is by love that people like our friends are brought into the kingdom. It’s not strategy, out debating someone but befriending, really loving someone through thick and thin that eventually in so many cases helps them see Jesus.

There is a wonderful quote from St. Francis of Assisi, “Witness at all times and when necessary use words.” A biblical parallel is in Hebrews 12:14, “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”

It is not with our words that people will know the Father but by our actions, as they witness a life transformed by Christ. Pray for relationships among the Afghans to continue to be formed. That they will see Christ in our lives and desire to have this same peace.

Lady Nightingale


Names of God:

The God Who Sees

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[c] the One who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13)

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