Genesis 16:11 states that the Lord heard Hagar. Genesis 16:13 records the words of Hagar which state that God saw her as she question if she saw the one who sees her. Hagar’s words are “God sees me”, simple words that have tremendous meaning and application.
First, not only God hears Hagar, but sees her as well. Second, it is not any man who sees but God himself. Third, the object of God’s vision is Hagar.
Points to ponder:
God hears our afflictions and he does not only hear us, but he sees us as well. We are the object of God’s vision – the apple of his eye (Deuteronomy 32:10; Zechariah 2:8). Our sins may hide us from God (Isaiah 59:2), but we can be assured that we are in God’s sight and that he sees us. God sees you and God sees me.
Genesis 16:13 (KJV)
13 And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?