Genesis 16:8 tells us of the way in which the angel of the Lord (pre-incarnate Christ) addresses and questions Hagar. It states the angel of the Lord said “Hagar, Sarai maid, Where are you coming from and where will you go?” Notice how, the angel of the Lord, knew not only who Hagar was (as in her position – Sarai’s maid) but also her name personally for he addresses her by name (her person personally). Then he wants her to acknowledge that her running away from her mistress was not to be and asks her, her position (i.e., where she came from and where will she be going?).
Points to ponder:
Many a times, we like Hagar, tend to run – run from authority and life’s unfair situations, only to be called and reminded by God, who not only calls us personally by name, but also reminds us of our position and place. Are you hearing God calling you by name, today? Do you know your position as God has willfully ordained for you and do you know where you are coming from and where you are going?
Genesis 16:8 (KJV)
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.