Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
“WOW!!!” … WOW would probably be a word we would use today to describe what the men were feeling when the Bible says they “marvelled.” It would be one of those glassy-eyed stares with your mouth wide-open sort of moments. You know, sort of like when a magician does a magic trick you cannot understand. You say oooooh, aww, and think, how did he do that? However, this was more than magic. Jesus was not trying to play a trick of any type on them. There was no sleight of hand here. This was a miracle.
Some in that day may have thought it to be part of a paranormal experience. That possibly Jesus was a witch or sorcerer, or maybe even a demon. However, Jesus proved that untrue as he cast out demons. No, this was not a demonic show.
Some may have thought He was one of the many gods people worshiped at the time. Nevertheless, He was continually pointing to one God, His Father in Heaven. He was not “a god.” He was and is today, “THE GOD.” They marveled, they ooohed, they awed, they stood in amazement at what Jesus could do. Because He did, what only He could do. Be GOD.
Do you remember when you realized you were a sinner? When you came to the understanding that the only hope of your salvation was Jesus and His atoning blood from Calvary? Do you remember humbling your heart to Him and asking Him to forgive all your sins? Do you remember how you “marveled” at what He had done in that split second? Removing your sin and setting you free. Do you remember? That my friend was a real “WOW!!!” … Oooooh, Awwww moment in life. ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Chronicles 13-17 / Psalm 5 / Proverbs 4-5 / Matthew 7, 8
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 21-23 / Acts 7:30-60
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