The Urban Dictionary defines the Wow Factor as “a distinctive appeal that an object, behavior or person has on others. An impressive display brought on by a certain object, behavior or person.” When applied to a person I call it that ability to perform some action which causes observers to say, WOW!
Throughout the Gospels the crowd observing Jesus had those WOW moments. When He fed the five thousand with a little boy’s lunch, the disciples must have been searching for that Greek word we would eventually translate, WOW! The only thing the disciples could say when, during a storm at sea, Jesus stood and rebuked the wind and water, was, “who is this?” When they watched Jesus walk across the water to join them in their boat, Mark’s gospel says, “they were utterly astonished.” (Mark 6:51) One might say the WOW factor is that ability to do something comparable to Walking On Water.
Our Lord still acts in amazing ways. Even though we have come to expect that He will do the impossible, we should never stop saying WOW! He provides bread from heaven, points the way out of trouble, protects from certain harm, calms us in the middle of life’s storms, overcomes our enemy, answers prayer, catches us when we fall, puts us back on the right path, blesses us beyond measure, strengthens our legs to stand, sharpens our mind, loosens our tongue, and makes us shine.WOW!
How about this? If we have received Jesus into our lives, we have the WOW factor in us. Jesus said it. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14: 12-13) Wow! Of course, these words mean nothing, unless God’s Word Matters. How about it? Does it matter?