“The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert… She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16: 7, 13
She’s pregnant, unwanted, and has nowhere to go. She knows running will probably mean death, but she does anyway- she really would rather be dead than live how she was living.
She’s no one to God, or so she thinks. But he comes to her— Jesus (the Angel of the Lord) does. He promises her that her life won’t be without significance.
“I have now seen the One who sees me.” This is what we long to see victims of sexual exploitation able to say with confidence.
We generate awareness on Moody Bible Institute’s campus through events and education opportunities. Through prayer and outreach we mobilize students to action throughout Chicago.
We believe that our God is one who is strong to redeem (“their Redeemer is strong”- Prov. 23:11, Jeremiah 50:34; “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you” – Isaiah 43:1).
We believe that we are sinners saved by grace. (“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8)
We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. (“in the image of God he created them” – Genesis 1:27)
We believe that our God is a god of justice, who sees every act of injustice and is angered. (Psalm 73, he “loves justice”- Psalm 99:4, Isaiah 61:8; “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17; “‘I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies…Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”- Amos 5:21-24; “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” – Isaiah 58:6)