What exactly does that word mean? Nobody knows. At my best guess, it’s a word that expresses amazement. It is a word of appreciation for something that’s out of the ordinary.
Did Jesus ever say, “Wow?” No, I’m pretty sure He didn’t, but if that had been a word of His day, I think He would have said it on several occasions.
- When Peter asked to walk on the water
- When the poor widow gave her last two small coins in the treasury
- When Mary broke a box of perfume valued at a years wages and poured it on Him
- When Paul said, “I count every thing in my past as garbage, when I compare it to what I have in Christ.”
There are other incidences, but you get the idea. Jesus never changes. Our faith in Him, His authority, and His word still have the “wow” effect.