An anti-annunciation story

[Hagar] said, “You are the God who sees me.” She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” Gen.16:13

Hagar had just gotten news from the angel of God that was the opposite of Mary’s and Elizabeth’s. “Your kid is going to be in constant conflict with the people around him.” Yikes. Hagar herself was feeling her way through a situation she didn’t initiate… and not very well. But at that moment, she saw God and knew that He saw her. That experience was so amazing that her response was all about the messenger, and not so much about the message.

Even when I don’t understand and I’m doing everything wrong, I am so glad You see me and let me see You.