If you've ever listened to one of those broadcasts, then you know that I am a person who is not easily amazed. That being said, if I had to pick a theme for Matt 8 and maybe even Matt 9, it would be the theme of amazement. Every time you turn around, someone else is finding themselves amazed by something. Jesus was amazed by the remarkable faith of the centurion. In Mark 6, Jesus was amazed by the disbelief in his own hometown, as they not only rejected his ministry, but even openly opposed him. In Matt 8 again, the disciples were amazed that even the wind and the waves obeyed Jesus. No matter where you turn, someone else is being amazed. I'm amazed that I never put all that together before now. When was the last time Jesus amazed you? When was the last time the belief you expressed amazed him? Join Words to Live By But Not Next Door To as we consider the fact that the more we learn about Jesus himself, the more amazing he is.