It was in the heat of the day, and Abraham was inside his tent when we saw visitors approaching. He hurried to meet them and was a good host, but I always wondered if he realized what we are told in Genesis 18:1, that it was God who had come for a visit.
I wonder, because Abraham offered a pretty good prayer: “Master, if it please you, stop for a while with your servant.”
He, in a pre-echo of Christ’s promise, opened the door to the knocking and God sat with him and ate with him.
On this side of the cross, we as Christians don’t have to wait for God to come for a visit. He has sent His spirit to dwell inside of us.
Today, though, Abraham’s prayer seems like a good one. “Can we spend some time together?” “Can I crawl up in your lap and stay for a while?”
I’d be hard pressed to find fine flour and a fatted calf to offer (without a trip to Publix), but I’m glad He cares about me. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
I’m grateful for His care and for the fact that He will indeed abide with us, if only we ask Him.