On one level Hagar was non-essential and in the background and yet that’s why her story reminds us that there are no nobodies when it comes to our God. It’s a story of struggle that helps the struggling to know where to find our strength. It’s a story about a God who didn’t exactly tell Hagar what she wanted to hear and a God who at times will call us to follow where we don’t want to go. However, it’s also about the God who equips us to follow him wherever he leads with a promise, blessings and by going ahead of us. Why? Because he’s the relational God who caught up with Hagar on the run, in the wilderness, facing certain death to show us that, however far we’ve run or lost we may be, he hasn’t given up on calling us into an intimate relationship with him.