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Remembered – by Emily Woodard

Genesis 16, Hagar, Sarai’s servant had just done what she was told and laid with Abram and gave him a son. But after this Sarai treated Hagar harshly so she fled. But an angel of the Lord found Hagar and told her to return to her mistress and that she shall have a son named Ishmael (meaning “God hears”). 16:31“So she (Hagar) called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

Hagar was just a minor character in a God’s big story of Abraham, who became the father of many nations and the lineage to Jesus. But that does not make her any less important or forgettable to God. God always remembers His promises, (21:8-20) and sees even the smallest of needs from those who feel like the least of these.

What a beautiful truth that is; that God will always see me and never forget me no matter how minor or unimportant I may feel, we all have a place and a purpose in the kingdom of God.

Emily is a Christian studies major with a concentration in Psychology. She attended Truett-McConnell College for 3 years and is now finishing her bachelors through Liberty University online. One of Emily’s favorite things about preschool ministry is seeing children begin to grasp concepts about who God is and His love. She loves to travel, read a good book, hang out with friends and family, as well as go on adventures.