by Rev Joel Yong
Genesis 18:1-3 ESV
And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth and said, O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.
Abraham sat in the heat of the day, so it says.
I wonder what he was thinking “To make or not to make lemonade- that is the question.” Perhaps.
The heat must have churned some thoughts in him about how he could cool down.
Seeing the 3 travelers before him, I wonder – if he felt for them – “Poor men, travelling in such heat …” and thus he sought to bring them relief.
Do you think such thoughts – that as you contemplate your own struggles in life, that it leads you to show compassion on another whom you do not know??
No wonder we are reminded in the Letter to the Hebrews, no doubt it points to Abraham’s act.
Hebrews 13:2 ESV
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.