As I sit here and write this week, I am overwhelmed with the amount of “Superhero” movies that currently exist. Now don’t get me wrong, I love it, and I am a comic book nerd at heart. I am fascinated by The Hulk, Superman, Batman, Ironman, Thor and oh so many more heroes of the comic book world. I can remember being young, and even now, thinking of how awesome it would be to have superpowers. How much faster could I get around if I could fly? What if I had the strength of the Hulk? Who could stop me if I had the money, knowledge and technology of Tony Stark? How many people could I save? Who could I protect? What would the world look like, if these heroes actually existed? In my mind, it would be the coolest thing ever. However, once reality sets in, I am forced to realize that those ideas are nothing more than a fantasy world.

Yet, for some reason, we find ourselves fascinated with the idea of superheroes. We would love to be surrounded by people who could protect us. We love the idea of having powers that would allow us to fly. Even if we can’t do these things, we spend our lives thinking about what it would be like if we could. I think that is why these movies are so greatly appreciated, we are all in need of being saved. We all have struggles, we all have problems, and we all live in fear of someday being unsafe. So we fantasize about what could be, what we could do, what the world would look like if there were actual hero’s walking among us. We are in desperate need of someone who can save us, and the best part is, we have someone who has already done just that.
Do me a favor right now, stop reading this article, click this link and listen to this song. Once you have done that, you can continue reading this article.

There are some lyrics in this song, which I absolutely love.
“There He goes, the hero, a savior to the world
Here He stands with scars in His hands
With love He gave His life so we could be free
The savior of the world”
The entire premise of the song is dealing with the life of Christ, did you catch that? Some of the different events he was a part of. Some of the decisions he made in regards to giving up his life. In the middle of a shattered world, the God of all creation, chose to enter our world. Let me say that again, he chose to enter into our world. A world that would reject him, a world that wasn’t worthy of him, a world that hates him. He chose to enter into this world that was devastated by sin, destroyed by creation (us), and hurting from the pain and suffering that only sin can create. He chose to come into this broken world, and he chose to save it! God planned, perfected and executed a rescue mission for a broken and failing world. He came into our world, through the person of Jesus Christ, to save his creation from the consequences of sin. He didn’t have to do this, but he did it because he loves us that much!
Out of all the “Hero’s” we might come across in these movies, there will always be one difference between them and Jesus. Jesus, was a real man, he walked in our actual world, and he lived among us for around thirty years or so. Jesus is everything we have ever needed in a “Hero”. He is our savior, protector, defender, provider and the list will go on and on. This world is full of people who want to be saved, and the greatest part is, that we can offer them the “Hero” they are searching for. Jesus might wear a tunic, instead of cape. He might have only been able to walk, as opposed to being able to fly. Jesus might not have had the physical strength of the Hulk, but his death was powerful enough to overcome Satan, sin and death. Jesus might not be flashy, have an alter ego and he might not have the wealth of Batman.
He might not even be the “Hero” this world wants, but he is definitely the “Hero” this world needs!

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