What amazes you: A sunset? A politician’s off-the-cuff statement? An impossibly-made touchdown catch? Do the things that amaze you cause you to step back in wonder? Do you tell others about it? Does it become the only topic of your interest?
Look at this: Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.” (Luke 5:26)
Jesus had just healed a man who was set before Him by four of the man's friends who lowered him through the roof. Not only did Jesus heal the man, but he forgave the man of his sins. Pretty remarkable!
And after witnessing these things, the people responded not with skepticism, but with amazement, awe, and verbal response.
Are you ever amazed by the works of God? Have you every seen remarkable things? There are common everyday works of God that are remarkable (the food on our tables, every breath that we take, the changing of the seasons) and then there are those remarkable works of God that we call miracles.
I would imagine that the common everyday works of God don’t amaze us much because we take them for granted. And I would imagine that those works of God that we call miracles don’t amaze us much because we’re not really sure how we feel about miracles.
But I would challenge us to see God’s everyday work and be amazed.
And I would challenge us to believe in God’s miracles, and expect God to do them, and be amazed when He does.
Every morning on my drive to work I get to see the mountains, and every morning I say out loud in my car, “Thank you, Lord!” And every day I look for ways for God to do miracles through me as I interact with people. And when He does, I step back… Amazed!