“And He was amazed at their unbelief.” (Mark 6:6b)
Only two things amazed Jesus, and both of them were related to the same thing – faith. The faith of a Roman centurion, who asked Jesus to heal his servant, amazed Jesus. Jesus said He had not seen such faith in all Israel. Then, the “unfaith” of the folks in His hometown of Nazareth equally amazed Him. One who no one thought would have faith actually had an incredible faith that amazed even our Lord, and those who should have had an incredible faith amazed our Lord by having none. That would seem to be a double irony.
But I have to wonder: Is He amazed at my faith, and if He is, from which perspective? How about you?
Lord, May our faith in You, our trust in You, be something that amazes You. Amen.