The naturally reaction to people in the Gospels to Jesus is astonishment. Whether Jesus is healing diseases, casting out demons, calming the storm, or teaching, people react to Jesus in amazement.
This should not surprise us, we today are also amazed by Jesus (or at least we should be). He is God. He is our Savior. He is our Lord. The works of God on this earth recorded to us in Scripture bring amazement to His people.
Yes, the Gospels often state that people reacted to Jesus with amazement. Far less often though do the Gospels speak of Jesus as being astonished. One such case in in Mark 6:1-6. Verse 6 is especially pointing:
He was amazed at their lack of faith.
The people in Jesus’ home region did not believe. Today, Jesus is still astonished by the lack of belief. Really there are two choices: Either we are astonished by Jesus, or He is astonished by us. Which describes you?
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