EL ROI “The God Who Sees Me”
El Roi (EL raw-EE), “The God Who Sees Me”, only occurs once in the bible and this was when Hagar encountered God in the desert and address him as El Roi, “the God who sees me”. God does see us, He knows our circumstances, past, present, and future. He knows everything about us.
There is a gospel song,” His eye is on the Sparrow”, which I am sure most of you have heard if not all. The song starts out with the words below.
Why should I feel discouraged Why should the shadows come Why should my heart feel lonely And long for heaven and home When Jesus is my portion A constant friend is He His eye is on the sparrow And I know He watches over me His eye is on the sparrow And I know He watches me
No matter what we are facing in life, God never slumbers. God is on the lookout for men and women who are followers of him. If we are feeling weak in life’s challenges, the best way to grow strong is to strengthen our commitment to God. Keep your eyes fastened on him. Let El Roi watch over you.
Psalm 121: 3, 5-8
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore