I am an adult, I am a mother, I am even a grandmother, but I still love my Super Heroes. I have to tell you that Superman is at the top of the list but they are all there, including Batman and Wonder Woman. Don’t judge me I am still a kid at heart and I proved it last night sitting in movie theater, which lacked a lot in the way the air system cooled or cleared the air of the fragrance of stale popcorn and hundreds of humans with the added distraction of a young child kicking the back of my seat, however, when the movie started and I got my first glimpse of Superman I forgot my surroundings and wanted to wave at the screen to let him know I was there, it didn’t work! All kidding aside it was a great movie and wow, what a fight scene! I won’t give you any details in case you haven’t seen it but I will say that good won over evil, now that’s my kind of flick right there!
So many times in our everyday lives it seems that evil still prevails and our own devices of temptation, deceit, discouragement trap us and it is hard to prevail against it. There is a scene in one of the Superman movies, and yes I own them all, where a form of Kryptonite has affected Superman in a way that instead of killing him just made him turn into a very evil Superman! All the people who looked up to him as a “savior” of sorts were very disappointed as they saw their hero drunk and disorderly and generally creating mayhem all over the world! He comes to a place where the good side, represented by Clark Kent, and the evil Superman come face to face very appropriately, in a garbage dump! They fight and for a time in the fight it seems as if our hero is forever lost to us, but suddenly Clark rises from the ashes and wins the battle of good vs. evil and rights all the wrongs he did when he was his own evil counterpart, a triumph for our hero! I remember seeing that long ago, back then my excuse was watching it with my son, last night it was with my grandson, and that scene struck a chord in me that made me want to cry out loud. I have faced many trials and a lot of them have come at me at the same time and from all different directions. At times the person you trust most in the world will turn against you and there you are on the floor kicked in the gut and like Superman dying from the affects of the green kryptonite you are waiting and hoping someone will come along to lift the load from your shoulders so that you can rise again to your former happier self.
Jeremiah 17:5 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the LORD.” I have heard my dad quote that scripture many times through the years so I already knew that the only help for me would be God, there was no one to help but Him. Jesus said, Matthew 11:29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” There is so much comfort in knowing that, so how do you get out of all your messes? 1Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” Also 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you.”
How can you lose when you have all that Word to back you up? And it is a Living Word that actually works for you in your own life! So while lying there in your pile of trouble waiting for help, in comes Jesus our real Savior, He picks us up, dusts us off, sets us on our feet and puts us on the right path to travel! He raised the dead, healed the crippled, the blind, lepers, fed five thousand at one time and four thousand at another, and then He died and rose again so that He could claim me as His own, lift the kryptonite of sin from my chest and save my immortal soul! There isn’t one Superhero or Avenger that has any of those things on their résumé! He can handle all the problems in your life; you just have to put your trust in Him.
So now you know the answer, Jesus, Lord over all really is “Jesus Christ, Superhero” the greatest One of all!