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Amazement, Wonder, and Gratitude

Chris' Corner -- December 5, 2021


The people who saw Jesus’ miracles were amazed. When they heard Him teach, they were filled with wonder. They marveled and were perplexed at these things. At times, they trembled and became fearful, and they glorified God.

Had we witnessed the things our Lord did while He was on this earth, there is no question, any one of us would respond in the same way.

Do we not stand in greater amazement just thinking of how much He loved us. His sacrifice for us is beyond comprehension. How can he love us so much? We are imperfect sinners. We let Him down so often. While we wear His name, we fail to live up to what He expects from us. We don’t deserve even the smallest thing, yet He consistently and freely gives more and more. I’m not even going to try to think of what that small thing might be. But the biggest has to be the forgiveness of our sins. Why us? Why me, O Lord?

Paul describes it this way in Romans 5:6–8.“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”

Think of the words of the song: I Stand In Awe of You

You are beautiful beyond description;

Too marvelous for words

Too wonderful for comprehension

Like nothing ever seen or heard.

Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom?

Who can fathom the depth of Your love?

You are beautiful beyond description

Majesty enthroned above.

And I stand, I stand in awe of You.

I stand, I stand in awe of You.

Holy God, to whom all praise is due,

I stand in awe of You.

May we never take for granted the love of God and His precious Son, Jesus Christ. As we meditate each day on His love, compassion, and awesome forgiveness, may we be struck with amazement, wonder, and gratitude. May we tremble, and become fearful, and glorify God.

“Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name…” (Psalm 29:2).

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