One of the reasons why I decided to write this series, is in response to our cultures need for a Savior. Our love for superheroes is based in our desperate need for someone to save us. We want someone to save us from the bad guys who attack us daily. Our world is looking for hope and if we can't find it - we will make it up.
Enter a group of comic book heroes who are there to save the planet from every kind of unthinkable nightmare in existence. One of those heroes isn't of this world but from a place called Asgard. His name is Thor. You know, the one from Norse legend who wields a hammer, is the god of thunder and throws lightning bolts like Zeus?
There is a line from one of the movies where Captian America meets Thor for the first time. Black Widow tries to deter him from fighting Thor saying, "...these guys are from legends, their basically gods." To which Cap says, "There's only one God ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that."
Thor is a demi-god. A demi-god is a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity, the offspring of a god and a mortal, or a mortal raised to divine rank. Blah, blah, blah - you get the point.
On more than one occasion that Avengers are glad to have "a god" on their team.
But I am more concerned about "The One and Only God." Am I on His team?
1 Timothy 2:5-6 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
We all need a Savior. No, not the kind we see on the big and small screen. The kind who can save us from our sins. The one who can save us from ourselves. The one who can carry the weight of the sins of this world on His shoulders. Even Thor can't do that.
But too often we try to act like Thor. We try to save ourselves! We create our own destiny and when we get to heaven we believe God will smile on us because we've done all the "good things" we were supposed to do. But that's not how it works.
Jesus is no superhero but He is our Savior. The one and only God who can save us from our sins.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, You are God and God alone. I am not a god nor will I ever be. I will worship You and You alone! AMEN