Just like Sarah, Rachel and Hannah, Manoah’s wife, described as barren, received a miracle from the Lord. This miracle was announced by the angel of the Lord. This promise was given at a time when Israel lived in Sin. Because of Israel’s depravity and sin, they were constantly overrun and bombarded by the Philistines. They needed a Saviour to deliver them from the hands of their enemies.

Manoah prayed to also have a special visitation from the Lord because the angel had spoken to his wife. His prayers were granted and the angel of the Lord appeared the second time. This time, his wife ran to get him.

Upon hearing the message, Manoah was filled with great joy and tried to offer the angel of the Lord, who appeared like a man, food to eat. The Lord did not need anything from Manoah, but accepted a sacrificial burnt offering.

“And Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your Name…” (Judges 13: 17), but the Angel of the Lord gave a response that was unexpected. As in the case of Jacob, the Angel of the Lord responded with a question, “Why do you ask my name seeing it is Wonderful?

That Wonderful Name:
Manoah was given a glimpse of the glory of God (Judges 13:17-20). The name “Wonderful” as prophesied by Isaiah in Isaiah Chapter 9:6-7, speaks of the glory and wonder of One who is incomprehensible, inaccessible and unsearchable. He is beyond human understanding. The Lord is worshipped in the beauty of holiness and splendor. He resides in the firmament of power and glory. What radiance and power surrounds the name that is unparalleled. There is no greater name than the name of the Jesus, the Son of God, the glory of Heaven and Earth, the Savior of the World.

“Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know!” Proverbs 30:4
© Ruth Dickson

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