Abraham’s Three Visitors

Most of us miss God in our daily lives.

We hear things, but not until after it’s too late, do we realize a Higher Power was trying to grab our attention.

Today’s Old Testament reading from Genesis 18 should be a story Christians have seared in their minds.

Three strange men pass by the tent of Abraham…watch what happens, because a wise old man is listening with his heart.

The LORD appeared to Abraham by the terebinth of Mamre,
as he sat in the entrance of his tent,
while the day was growing hot.
Looking up, Abraham saw three men standing nearby.
When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them;
and bowing to the ground, he said:
“Sir, if I may ask you this favor,
please do not go on past your servant.
Let some water be brought, that you may bathe your feet,
and then rest yourselves under the tree.
Now that you have come this close to your servant,
let me bring you a little food, that you may refresh yourselves;
and afterward you may go on your way.”
The men replied, “Very well, do as you have said.”

Abraham hastened into the tent and told Sarah,
“Quick, three measures of fine flour! Knead it and make rolls.”
He ran to the herd, picked out a tender, choice steer,
and gave it to a servant, who quickly prepared it.
Then Abraham got some curds and milk,
as well as the steer that had been prepared,
and set these before the three men;
and he waited on them under the tree while they ate.

They asked Abraham, “Where is your wife Sarah?”
He replied, “There in the tent.”
One of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year,
and Sarah will then have a son.”

Too often the Trinity is at our door.

And…like what they did for Abraham, reward his humility…those same blessings can be ours.

Lord, help us always show kindness to strangers, in Your Name.

That It may always remain Holy.

And that we may always have Hope of a better tomorrow.

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