Superheroes! As a kid growing up I loved ‘em! One of my favorites was “the Hulk.” Apart from a challenge he was just an ordinary guy… then something would happen – an emergency, a challenge, a crisis – and wow! His clothes would pop, he’d morph, and turn into an green, and become an invincible, muscle-packed being, doing incredible feats!
Who was your favorite superhero?
Usually they were just ordinary people in day-to-day life. There was nothing really unique or special about them… they had a job, wore glasses, and were kinda non-descript and ordinary… then a challenge – a crisis – and WOW!
I read about something similar to that in the Bible during “coffee with the Lord” this morning… You might call them “Christian Superheroes!” They’re very ordinary people in everyday life… Husbands, housewives, singles, young professionals, students, pimple-faced teens and growing kids. But they know the Lord! His power has transformed their lives, and His word is an important part of their daily lives. You see them on the street and you’d never guess they were “superheroes” … until a challenge comes – a temptation, crisis, or attack of their “adversary, the Devil… Then something awesome transpires! They become “empowered overcomers” – “Christian Superheroes!”
Here’s how the Bible describes it… To ordinary Christian’s Apostle Paul said…
“Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might! Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (Ephesians 6:10–18 ESV)
Without the Lord I’m just a very ordinary (even flawed) person … But with Him I believe I can be a “Christian Superhero” – so can you! Empowered! Fully armed! Prayerful! Able to overcome our Spiritual enemy and accomplish great exploits in Jesus’ Name through the power of the Holy Spirit! Gotta tell you…I want to be a “Christian Superhero!”