“The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?”
Amazement was typically the response Jesus had on the people who crossed His path. They had apparently evaluated Him, and His words, His wonders and still could not figure Him out. They knew of His youth, saw Him and knew Him to be the son of a local carpenter. There was certainly nothing there to consider or suggest anything more. It was like being the son of the neighborhood mechanic.
He quickly pursues an effort to teach the Word of God, and that becomes Jesus’ platform to announce the Kingdom. It is a small beginning, but suddenly the supernatural shows up. People are getting healed. Amazement obviously follows. Questions get asked, and amazement starts to turn to worship for some. And others, well there is almost always a point were they arrive at in their thinking, but sadly they can advance no further. They will even ask those critical questions; where did this come from? What is causing these miracles to happen, and why is His teaching which is so profound?
Today, we are still trying to figure Him out. So few of us reach through far enough to touch Him. There is a revelation that must happen before we can really see and understand. It is one thing to be amazed, and quite the other to be transformed.
Please do not misjudge Jesus. Do not evaluate Him and pass your verdict on Him, making quick and irrevocable decisions that haven’t really been thought through. Keep asking yourself, “Who is Jesus?” And then listen very closely to the truth that awaits you.