this is my favorite name for God: Lahai-roi
it means, “the Living One Who Sees Me.”
Hagar “used another name to refer to” the Lord that day when His angel tracked her down at the spring in the wilderness where she had fled, cast out and bitterly weeping. she had not sought Him, but He sought her. and He saw the roots of her suffering and spoke a promise over it.
and, in what i imagine to be grateful disbelief, she said, “i have now seen the One who sees me.”
so she named her son (a son with promises now riding on him), Ishmael, which means “God hears.”
to be sought out, to be seen, to be heard… and by the God Almighty…
yes, Lahai-Roi, i am so grateful that this is part of who You are.