Filled With Awestruck Wonder
"And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today” â€•Luke 5:26
Responding with awestruck wonder after observing first, a paralyzed man being lowered from the ceiling into the midst of Jesus and next, that same man, rising healed from the bed at Jesus' insistence, the crowd acknowledged they had seen something completely out of the ordinary!
We may not stand spectator to that kind of miraculous healing in the every day but, if we stand "in Christ," we do so as witnesses to the spectacular, stupendous, supernatural! We were dead in our sins, blind and deaf, seperated from God (Ephesians 2:1). But God, out of an unfathomable love so tremendous it exists from everlasting to everlasting, saved us by grace alone, and made us alive (Ephesians 2:8). We are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17), with the indwelling very presence of Christ (It’s All About the Presence | Christ in You).
That is the miraculous healing we are witness to. The healing that brought us back from death, the healing that peeled the film from our eyes and released the plugs from our ears, the healing that changed us inside and carved out space for God, the healing that can only come from a merciful, grace-filled God who provided us a ransom â€•His own son Jesus, who bore our punishment on the cross for all sins â€•for all time.
The following article by John Piper explores the "...incalcuable wonder of being a Christian:"
Being a Christian means experiencing the supernatural every day. Living as new creatures in Christ is amazing beyond calculation (Galatians 6:15).
The fact that many believers do not know this, and do not feel as if it were true, does not surprise us, because Paul prayed for believers that we “may know the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe” (Ephesians 1:18–19). Evidently he thought the Ephesian believers needed God to teach them the wonders of what they had experienced. He was praying for God to show them who they were. God must show us, by his word, who we are by his work.
It may seem strange, but we have to be taught that we are walking miracles. “You were dead in trespasses and sins. . . . But God made you alive” (Ephesians 2:1, 5). You may not feel like a walking resurrection, but you are...
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