Tom M. Olson

The Psalmist said, “I am as a wonder to many” (Psa. 71:7). Spectators wondered at him because of God’s goodness to him, and they also wondered at his severe sufferings. Dr. A. MacLaren says: “Both ideas may well be combined; for the life of every man, if rightly studied, is full of miracles both of mercy and judgment.”

We are thinking of the words in relation to our Lord Jesus Christ who truly was “a wonder to many” from His incarnation to His ascension.

This is not surprising when we recall the fact that it was predicted that His name should be called “Wonderful” (Isa. 9:6).

All who heard the shepherds’ report of the Saviour’s birth wondered (Luke 2:18).

All who heard Him preach wondered (Luke 4:22).

When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they wondered (Mark 6:51).

When He wrought miracles of healing, the multitude wondered (Matthew 15:31).

When He rebuked the wind and the raging of the sea, His apostles wondered (Luke 8:25).

When He cast out a demon, the people wondered (Luke 11:14).

After His resurrection, when He showed His disciples His hands and His feet, they wondered (Luke 24:41). He was a constant source of wonder!

What a day of wonder and surprise it will be for all who are the Lord’s, when He comes again!

Someone has said that when we lose our sense of wonder, our worship ceases. So may we never lose it. “Let us love, and sing, and wonder! Let us praise the Saviour’s name.”