The Bible states that when the water in the bottle, that Abraham had sent Hagar and Ishmael away with, was over, Hagar could not bear the thought of her son dying in front of her eyes in the wilderness and so left him under a shrub and went a distance and sat there. The Lord God heard her cry and the cry of Ishmael and an angel of the Lord called to Hagar out of heaven and said “What aileth thee? Fear not for God has heard the voice of your child. Arise lift up the child and hold him in your hand for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water and give it to the boy. God was with Ishmael as he grew and he became an archer.
Points to ponder:
God opened Hagar’s eyes and she could see water in the wilderness – water that brought life to Ishmael. The god of this world, i.e., the devil has blinded the minds of many, lest they see the glorious truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ ( 2 Corinthians 4:4). We must pray that God opens their eyes, as he did of Hagar, and all see Jesus, the source of living water who brings life – life eternal.
Genesis 21:15-21 (KJV)
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.