Revelation of the Word:
Revelation of the Word 13/03/2023 Admin
THEME: ANALOGY OF THE WELL
Genesis 21:15-19 NIV
“When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob. God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.”
-Well in Hebrew is written as be’er, which is a pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in. A well is a symbol of new life. When Sarah sort to remove Ishmael from her household owing to the fact that he would not share in her son; Isaac’s inheritance and his mocking nature. So she asked Abraham to chase them away. Abraham provided sufficient supplies for Hagar and her son Ishmael, and when they got to the desert of Beersheba, they ran out of water. Hagar could not stand the site of watching her boy die, and put him away under the bushes and cried to the Lord. Often times it is through such instances when we hit rock bottom that the Lord hears us. During the drilling of wells, at the bottom that is where water is found. Hagar and her son were at their lowest, and at the point of death the Lord heard Ishmael’s cry. Sometimes we undergo diverse challenges, be it lack of the essentials, food, shelter and clothing. Lack of school fees and rent. Lack of a sustainable job or income generating activity. Other times it is chronic illnesses that may seem hopeless and deadly, revolving addictions, delays, stress and heartbreaks. These are some of the issues that we face in life, and may seem like we have reached the end of the tunnel. Hagar and his son cried to God for help. David in 2 Samuel 22:7 said, “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” Let us therefore not tire but keep praying and crying for God’s help, for He is faithful to hear us and answer us due to His unfailing love.
King of glory, honor, power, wisdom and praise, we honor You Almighty God. We thank You for the rains that You have given us. We thank You for Your faithfulness, mercy and love. You are our God and nothing is too hard for You. You are Ebenezer and there is no situation that You cannot change nor difficulty that You cannot transform. We rely on You and call on Your mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. We need You Holy Spirit to heal us and all those who are sick, provide for our every need, break every chain of addiction and delay, open up new opportunities for us and increase us in every sphere, grant us and the entire world the gift of salvation and answer all our prayers and hearts desires. May You renew our minds and refresh us with Your fresh anointing. Lord You have promised to pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. You will pour out Your Spirit on our offspring, and Your blessing on our descendants. Thank You Jehovah for keeping Your promise and watering our land. Thank You for Your gift of salvation. Thank You for saving us when we were almost giving us hope. Thank You for loving us. We thank You and exult You now and forevermore. Amen
Further reading: 1 Peter 5:7