Surprised by God

The scriptures record that a frequent response to the actions and announcements of God, through the Messiah and others, was surprise, wonder, and amazement.

The Gospel of Matthew records that the crowds listening to Jesus, “were astonished at his teaching.” Sometimes witnesses were left without words. The Gospel of Luke records that, “astonished by his answer, they became silent,” and later in the Acts of the Apostles we hear “The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless.”

God turns up in surprising ways. Expect the unexpected.

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