What would amaze Jesus Christ? Well, there are only two occasions where we’re told that Jesus was amazed. Jesus was amazed at the faith of the Roman Centurion who asked him to heal his servant. He had great faith in Jesus even though he had little teaching or knowledge of our Lord.
In Mark 6 we see where Jesus was again amazed, but for different reasons. He was in his hometown of Nazareth, teaching in the synagogue. But those who heard him couldn’t believe that he was the Son of God because this was their home-town boy, the carpenter’s son. So instead of believing in him, they took offense at him. And because of their unbelief, Jesus could not do many miracles there. And again we’re told that Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith.
Here are people who should have known who Jesus was. He was a fulfillment of all their prophecies, and he had demonstrated his power to them many times. But Jesus didn’t suit their notions of what the Messiah should be like, and their stubborn, proud hearts kept them from believing what was right in front of their noses. And Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. He left there and went elsewhere.
I wonder if Jesus is amazed at my faith or at yours? Is he amazed that you have faith in him, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of the prospects, even without complete understanding? Do you amaze him with your consistent faith in him and what he can do? Or rather, is he amazed to see that in spite of all you know and all the experience you’ve had, your faith is still weak and anemic?
Recently someone said, “Faith is not only believing a certain thing will happen. Faith is turning everything over to the Lord and trusting him with what happens, knowing that he will bring to pass what he knows to be best.” I want to have that kind of faith that will trust to him every situation, every circumstance, unquestioningly and without hesitation. I want some amazing faith, don’t you?