Well, I'm in the amazing business.
There's not much that surprises me the longer I live and I assume that's true of most people.
Some people you would never expect to be surprised or amazed, like Jesus. After all, what would really get His attention?
Yet, in the Scriptures we read of Jesus being amazed.
Jesus was renowned for amazing others, but we see the Son of God amazed (θαυμάζω - "marveled", ESV) twice (and only twice). Both times are in relation to faith.
Jesus marveled at the faith of the "heathen" centarion (Matt 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10).
When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith."
-Matthew 8:10, ESV
Jesus also marveled at the lack of faith He encountered in His hometown of Nazarath (Mark 6:1-6).
And he marveled because of their unbelief.
-Mark 6:6, ESV
I read such and find myself echoing the words of the father of the boy with an unclean spirit:
"I believe; help my unbelief!"
-Mark 9:24, ESV
If Jesus inspected each local church, would He be amazed, and if so, would it be from lack of faith?
Jesus asks, "when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8, ESV)
- Suggested Reading: The Purifying Power of Faith in Future Grace, by John Piper