Monday, July 23, 2012

Jesus Christ is my SuperHero!

In the aftermath of what has been called one of the biggest massacres, my heart and prayers continue to go out to the victims of the Colorado movie theatre shootings. What a tragedy. Not only for those who lost their lives, but for those who were wounded, their families that have suffered and also for the one who was responsible.

Who would have thought that an adventure at the movies could have turned so bloody. A ticket to see a superhero turned into an eternal ticket for some. It is my prayer that those who lost their lives that day knew Who their true Superhero was...He doesn't wear a black cape or mask and He doesn't drive a bat mobile.

It is easy for us to get caught up in these Hollywood films, actors creating a fantasy world that somewhere out there there is a Superhero that will fly in and save the day. The good guy verses the bad guy. Even though the plot is somewhat far fetched, the characters that depict the good and evil in the world is not far fetched at all. In fact, it depicts our world pretty well.

Face it, things that happen in our world are bad. It is filled with evil, wrong doing, and sin. Villains are trying to mask themselves as "good". But nothing about them or what they do or what they stand for is good. We get discouraged when we hear about things like the movie theatre massacre, we ask ourselves, "when will this end?", we fear the places we use to enjoy, it is no longer safe to even go watch a movie with our loved one. It is in these moments that I wonder if we have forgotten Who our true Superhero is?

Too many times I think all we see is the evil, and we can't see the good. It is easy to look around and cast everyone as the villains, and making ourselves the hero. We see ourselves as the only one in the world who is climbing tall buildings and fighting crime: in our workplace, we are the one set apart, not drinking, not cussing, not cheating on our spouse while everyone else does what feels good.

When we make ourselves the hero in our life scenarios, where does that leave God?

Isn't He the Author of it all? He is weaving each and every situation and opportunity into a plot that will have a victorious outcome for the Hero. We know that in every drama feature, in the end, the hero ALWAYS defeats the bad guy!

That is what makes God the perfect Superhero of all time! Every bad and corrupt thing does not go unnoticed by God. He is watching. He is keeping a record. And just when the dark, evil enemy thinks he is winning, God is going to swoop down, grab him by the throat, and snuff the evil, destructive, bad bone breath right out of him.

"For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves." Colossians 1:13

Even though the world is full of evil, we must never lose sight of the fact that thru it all, God is our constant. He will never change. He will not falter. He will not sway. He is the Alpha. The Omega. The Beginning and the end. He is our Protector. Our Shield. Our Fortress.


 He is our Superhero who will be victorious in the end!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Amen, so very true.