Where is the Awe and Wonder?

Those who encountered Jesus were struck with awe and wonder. But this response was not reserved solely for those in the Bible.

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Deborah Haddix

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Have you ever noticed how those who encountered Jesus were struck with awe and left standing in amazement?

And amazement seized them all,
and they glorified God and were filled with awe,
saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Luke 5:26

We read the accounts and often in our familiarity, do not even see the most incredible details.

Examine the Following

And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. -Luke 2:47

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” -Luke 8:25

[S]o that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. -Matthew 15:31

When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” -Matthew 27:54

(Emphasis mine)

The Magnificent Glory of God

These words – amazed, marveled, wondered, awe – and others like them, followed Jesus nearly everywhere He went.

And this sense of wonder and awe is not limited to the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ earthly ministry. No, the magnificent glory of God is splashed across every page of the Bible. From the details of the Creation in Genesis to the peels of lightning and thunder and the appearance of creatures beyond description in Revelation, we are given glimpses. Sightings of God’s glory that will strike us with awe and leave us standing in amazement — just as it did for those who encountered Jesus in the New Testament accounts. If we will simply take the time to notice.

Be Awestruck

How long has it been since you felt a sense of wonder? When was the last time you stood in amazement after an encounter with our glorious God?

Ask for eyes to see. Open His Word. Look intently and be awestruck.

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Deborah Haddix

I am a child of God, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, niece, and friend who loves nothing better than spending time with those I love.

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