God Blessed me with a house full of boys! So it's not uncommon for me to be watching movies, hearing about, or even acting out Superhero characters from the likes of The Avengers, or DC Comics. It's also not an unusual occurrence for me to be visiting the Emergency department of our local hospital, with a new cut to the leg, eyebrow, lip or forehead with one of my sons, deciding it was a good idea to jump off the bed, the bath, the roof or anything else where for even just a moment they felt like the very superheroes they admire.
On a very recent trip to said emergency department with yet another cut to the forehead, from falling off a bed, because one of my dear sweet boys decided he would do acrobatics like Spiderman that failed miserably, I was waiting for the doctor to come tend to him, when a thought popped into my mind.
When we watch tv shows, or movies or read books, we always know who the heroes are right? We look for that person wearing the lycra suit, or wielding special powers, most of the time they have bulging muscles and defined abs. That's what makes a superhero!
Then this thought popped into my mind. When we read the bible we see just a glimpse of that superhero strength, when we read of Samson. But the majority of heroes from the bible, are just regular people, who because of God, had an amazing impact on millions of peoples lives through their faith, their stories, their triumphs, downfalls and victories.
When you think about the people God could have chosen, he could have made examples with Kings, Queens or Princes. But instead he surprised us all by making a mere shepherd boy - a giant slayer, a worshipper and of course, one day a King!
Countless times over we see Him use regular people to achieve amazing things, we see Moses, Joseph, Rahab, Ruth, John the Baptist, and even the woman at the well! Not just that, God could have sent His son to earth and granted him a lifestyle where he was born into outright royalty and lived in luxury and privilege. Did He not deserve it? But what did our Heavenly father do? He picked a young girl named Mary, to take on the responsibility of raising His son. He entrusted that young woman, with no status, to be the mother of a hero and for her to be remembered for eternity! I bet she never saw herself as being that special, but God did!
Now we come to Jesus himself.... How many times do you think people passed Him by and shook their heads in disbelief or laughter, thinking, How can this lowly carpenter think He is the son of the great I AM?. I mean, it's not as if Jesus came down, dressed in fine robes and riding on a white cloud. Even His birth was nothing special to all outside appearances. Which leads me to my final thought.
There are so many of us, that at times have questioned the Heavenly Father by asking, who am I? or saying, "I'm no one special, I'm not a superhero or one of those you mention in the bible!"
But I am here to tell you, that YOU are your own kind of Superhero, a warrior, and a royal child of the living God! You were born for a purpose. And like those amazing men and women of the bible, YOU have a testimony, a story that needs to be told, so that people see the GLORY OF GOD in your life!!!
You have gifts at hand, be it creativity, prophesy, healing, prayer, evangelism...there are so many that are available to you, if you only ask. They are the very Super Powers that Superheroes need, and God is waiting for you to ask for them and walk in them with Him, for Him and for His children.
My Sons may be playing dress-ups and dreaming about being the next Captain America, Thor or Iron Man, but I believe that their childlike ways of thinking that anything is possible, is what our Heavenly Father wants to see from us. I also believe he wants us to dig deep inside ourselves, throw away the doubt and put on our Armour. It's time to be the Superheroes we were created to be!!!
Psalm 8:2- Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
1 Corinthians 12:10-He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.
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