I loved John McCain’s VP pick, mostly because it was so unexpected. Obama picked exactly who I thought he would (older, experienced, male statesman). But few saw this coming, which led to all kinds of excitement among the GOP base and other voters. I’m not one to sit and watch Fox News or CNN for hours (largely because I don’t have access to it unless I’m here at my Mom’s house), but I couldn’t help myself last night as I wanted to find out about Palin. I didn’t see this coming, so I couldn’t help but spend time reading about it and listening to people talk about it. (Ironically, I find myself wondering if it’s too late to pull the ol’ switcheroo and make Sarah Palin the presidential nominee.)
But politics aside, I wonder if God’s people ever felt this way. God specializes in doing the unexpected, from floating axe heads to stopping the sun to countless others. Did the people rush to hear the news of what God had done? Was it so amazing that people couldn’t stop talking about it? I imagine it was. Do we have the same reaction to God’s Word?