Once upon a time, I was a little boy. Like many little boys, I loved pretending to be Superman and Batman. I had capes that I would run around in pretending to be strong, fighting bad guys, and jumping off anything that made Mom cringe (as all loving, nurturing, protective mothers do when their babies face danger). Dad, on the other hand, never seemed to worry. Instead, he ran around with me. He didn’t have to pretend to be strong; he was. When I jumped, he was there to catch me in the event I tripped and fell. And he did many times. When I was pretending to be a hero, Dad was the real hero. Every hero has a hero.
In a way, Dad showed me how our heavenly Father is with his children. When in His presence there’s no need to pretend to be stronger than I am, no reason to fear evil, and no reason to worry when jumping into His arms.
Look at the life of David. When David gave his worries, fears, and fights to the Lord and trusted in Him, the hero’s hero, David was victorious. However, when David was selfish, worrisome, and unprepared he became a villain. A nasty villain. He became an adulterer and a murderer, far from heroic.
Do you want to be a hero?
Then trust in the ultimate Hero. The One who is strong. The One who is fearless. The One that has already won the fight. The One who replaced his cape with a cross.
All heroes draw their strength from somewhere, except for one. Jesus Christ is the only hero that gives his strength away and yet doesn’t become weaker.
Where are you drawing your strength from? Make Jesus your hero.