"He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him and His own righteousness, it sustained Him" (Isaiah 59:16).
IF God had wondered over something, it becomes a great wonder for us. On seeing Tajmahal, we astonish and wonder. The Pyramids in Egypt astonish us. The hanging garden of Nebuchadnezzar would have made people of those days happy. But nothing could make God who is in the heavenly glory, to wonder. But the Scripture says that God wondered that there was no man to pray and there was no intercessor (Isaiah 59:16).
Though the prayer possesses indescribable power, there is no prayer or intercessor in the lives of the Christians. The results of a survey reveal that Europe and USA have a bigger number of Christians who do not pray even for five minutes. God, who wondered that there was no intercessor, became an intercessor Himself. Even today, He pleads for us sitting at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. Not only that. The Holy Spirit also comes within us and advocate. Dear children, you may also join God and advocate along with Him. The prayer which you do is the one which brings souls from the hade to the bank of heaven.
There is another one which made God wonder. “For the day of vengeance is in my heart and the year of my redeemed has come. I looked, but there was no one to help and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore my own arm brought salvation for me; and my own fury, it sustained me” (Isaiah 63:4, 5).
In the New Testament Jesus wondered at the faith of the Centurion. He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel” (Mathew 8:10). When Jesus Christ came to His own country Nazareth, the people there were astonished and said, “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary”. He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. He marvelled because of their unbelief (Mark 6:6).
So, in the entire Scripture, we found Jesus wondering during four instances. Examine yourself. Do you sit at the feet of God and plead for others? Do you have the experience of standing with God as a help? Has your faith made Him wonder? Or, are you still with unbelief? Let the world look at you and wonder saying “He is a Christian. He is a one who prays. He is the one to shine like a flame of fire for God.”
To meditate: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13)