Updated: Mar 13, 2020
“Then God remembered Rachel’s plight
and answered her prayers, enabling her to have children.”
“…For I have seen how Laban has treated you. I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel…”
The stories of Genesis make it obvious how much God cares for people. Before the flood, God observed people’s wickedness and yet remembered Noah, a lone righteous man. Two times God saw Hagar in the wilderness and came to her rescue. When God promised Abraham a son in his old age, He remembered his wife was barren, and made a visit to Sarah’s home. Later, not only were Jacob’s wives seen and remembered, but when Jacob himself was mistreated by his Uncle Laban, God reminded him and said, “I have seen…”
God's words that followed are even more enlightening, “I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel…” From the moment of Jacob’s first glimpse of God until that day in Laban’s field, God had seen everything, and God had remembered. This God who his descendants later came to know as I AM, was there in Jacob’s past, there in the present, and would be there in his future to fulfill every promise. Jacob’s life was covered.
And so is ours! The God who saw the pain of our past, remembers to tuck us safely under His King-size security blanket, and promises it will also cover every corner of our future!