Sarah Laughing While God Changed The Truth Setting: Abraham, an old man, is sitting outside his tent on a hot day. Three men walk up to him. Abraham stands up and runs to them and greets them bowing to the ground. Abraham: My lords, if it please you, do not go past your servant. Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree. And let me fetch a morsel of bread that you may refresh yourselves; then go on- seeing that you have come your servant’s way. Three men: Do as you have said. (Abraham goes to Sarah.) Abraham: Quick, three seahs of choice flour! Knead and make cakes! Abraham runs around to prepare the meal. Then the men sit under a tree and eat. (Sarah should be listening into the conversation) Three men: Where is your wife Sarah? Abraham: There, in the tent. Three men: I will return to you next year, and your wife Sarah shall have a son! Sarah: (laughing) Now that I am withered, am I to have enjoyment – with my husband so old? God: (to Abraham) Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I in truth bear a child, old as I am?’ Is anything too wondrous for the Lord? I will return to you at the same season next year, and Sarah shall have a son. Sarah: (looking scared) I did not laugh. God: You did laugh.