Just then, Avraham looked up and saw 3 men walking down the road. He was so excited. “GUESTS!!” he shouted, as he ran speedily to greet the travelers.
Who were these strangers?
They were, in fact, Malachim (angels) dressed as Arab travelers. Their names were Rafael, Gavriel and Michoel, and they were sent by HaShem so Avraham could enjoy welcoming guests. Each of these angels had a specific mission. For example, Rafael, – whose name means “Healer of G-d” – came to heal Avraham.
“Please wash your feet!” Avraham pleaded. “I will serve you delicious food. Please come in!”
“Well, if you say so,” answered the travelers. “How can we refuse an invitation like that?”