Jews had expected their Messiah for hundreds of years. We are told that every Jewish girl entertained the dream of being the mother of the Messiah. What some people expected was a human champion to deliver them from oppressive foreign rule and them set up a just and righteous rule. Others may have expected a supernatural figure to appear suddenly from nowhere and do the same.
But when God Himself showed up in human skin, to be born and grow up among them and pass through all the experiences of normal life with them—well that was too much! As Michael Card puts it, “Their wildest dreams simply weren’t wild enough!”
What wild dreams does God have in store in our time and experience? I pray that I will be ready and able to recognize and embrace His work in my life and around me. Wouldn’t it be too bad to miss out on something He’s doing right under my nose because of my own preconceived notions?