“Manoah said to the Lord’s angel, ‘Please stay here awhile, so we can prepare a young goat for you to eat.’”
Man wants to detain God and his representatives. Something in his nature senses his need for the divine presence. If the angel brought good news, what else might he do, how else might he bless his house?
God’s presence with us is his promise, and our prayer for ourselves and others. “… the God of love and peace will be with you” 2 Cor 13.11. It is the focus of all our efforts.