When Superhero's Show Up

I went to see Thor Ragnarok this weekend - twice.  I never do that.  But the movie was just that good.

Now I have to admit that I am a Sci-Fi geek.  I love Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, X-Men, Marvel, DC, Stargate, etc. etc. etc.  No, I don't dress up like Darth Vader or "geek out" every time something happens in whatever universe.  But since I was a kid I have always loved the power of imagination.

What if superheroes were real?  What if there were people who did good?  Sought justice?  Corrected oppression?  Bring justice to the orphan and intercede on behalf of women who are struggling to make it on their own?

Oh, there is!

Isaiah 1:17  Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

It's you!

That's right - you're a superhero.  No, you may not travel in outer space.  You probably will not get a comic with your name on it or a movie about your character.  But that doesn't matter.  You can make a difference in someone's life.  You're their superhero.

Last Sunday our church served at the soup kitchen.  The first Sunday of each month we cook and help anywhere from 50 to 100 people in need of a meal.

There was Tony who did all the cooking.
There was Kayla who greeted people at the door.
There were Nicole and Tai who were serving behind the counter.

But there was Caleb.  He's in first grade and he really, really, really wanted to do something.  So he helped clean the dirty dishes and then carried the garbage out to the trash can.  He did it with all of his heart and soul.  You could tell because it put a smile on his face.

Caleb was a superhero.  No, no one really noticed.  But I did.  We couldn't have done it without him.

So, who is counting on your today?

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, let me be someone's superhero today.  AMEN


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