19 Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink. – Gen 21:19 NLT
For years, I have thought and read this verse as God miraculously giving Hagar water for her and her son. But that isn’t what the verses imply at all, they say “God opened Hagar’s eyes and she saw a well full of water”. It was there all the time, she just couldn’t see it because she was fearful and wallowing in self-pity. Not only was the well there but God had already shown shown her evidence that there was water in the area. He showed her a bush large enough to lay her son under and a bush that large takes some water to grow. How many times have we found ourselves in a spiritual desert experience moaning and groaning about our situation and missed the encouragement that God was trying to get us to see? How many times have we whined about what we didn’t have when we are living in a land of plenty and abundance. Just as there was water and not just enough to fill the wineskin but a “WELL FULL OF WATER” close enough for Hagar to see and she didn’t see it, God’s provision for each of us is there, let us ask Him to open our eyes to see the provision He has given us to continue our journey.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous