The Compassion of Abraham – Part 1
As this chapter opens, we find Abraham resting under the oaks of Mamre as three men appear to him, actually two angels and the Lord. It seems that Abraham recognized the heavenly origin of these guests, but he may not have immediately recognized that one of them was the Lord. It was during this visit that the Lord delivered the good news Abraham and Sarah had been waiting for many years. The Lord sets the date for the birth of Sarah's child.