You never know who might drop in on you…On this day, Abraham had 3 visitors–they just happened to be God! When they appeared, Abraham knew right away they were not just anybody–So he rushed out to meet them, welcomed them and treated them as honored guests in his home. What Abraham was about to experience would be a day that he would never forget–largely, because he welcomed them honored them and trusted them. Sadly, then as now, that rarely happened. As Abraham and his family feverously prepared to honor their guests, God was preparing to honor Him.
In our lives, we have to be open to the idea that God places people in our lives like the visitors who came to Abraham. They appear and we treat them with honor and respect–only to find later they were God’s emissaries to meet us, train and bless us. We have to be kind and respectful–trusting God to use us in the lives of others, but also knowing we may be visited by his emissaries. We live in a society that teaches us that we are the most important person in the room. The selfie craze is only a manifestation of our hearts attitude that constantly cries out–“Look at me!!!” As his chosen, we have to be the people that cry out, “Welcome, how can I make your day?” It is the selflessness that sets us apart and honors God. In addition, that selflessness allows God to come in and do great things in our lives–far greater than what we could ever do for ourselves! Treat folks with love and respect–you never know, you may be entertaining Angels!
God Bless You
appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. 4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. 5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.”
“Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”
6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.”
7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it. 8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
9 “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.
“There, in the tent,” he said.
10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”