I think of the countless years that the OT prophets waited and watched for the arrival of their Saviour. I'm sure they had many expectations and hopes for this man, but how many expected this? I love how Jesus constantly blows us out of the water with the unexpected, the unconventional, the absolute unthinkable. From his birth to his life, his death to his resurrection, nothing fit their expectations. We look back now and just want to shake those folks into reality... "Can't you see the bigger picture? The insanely awesome big picture?"
Yeah... that's how he's working in our lives right now.