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Superhero?



Superhero? I’ve never lost the dream of being a hero, at least in my deep, subconscious. As a kid I liked the idea of being that guy, the guy who would be willing to be martyred so that right and truth might prevail.  A “superhero.”


Think about it. When Jesus spoke about laying down one’s life for a friend, is that what he was talking about; or, was it something even more than this?


God’s Word tells us: “‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’” (John 15:11).


What is Jesus talking about when he talks about “a greater love?” He’s talking about investing our lives, all that we are and can be, for others. Love. He’s talking about investing a lifetime, continually, in making sure that our friends see Jesus in us. To do this we need to give up ourselves, our very lives, in the exercise of giving, doing and substituting ourselves for others. It may take a lifetime, but if we do, we will truly be heroes with our God.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, thank You that the joy of the Lord is my strength. Help me to abide in You, always, so that I may be joyful, fruitful, and bring much glory to You. My life reflect Your love, Your sacrifice, Your willingness to give and not receive. Let me thus lay down my life. In Jesus name. Amen.


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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Superhero?



Superhero? I’ve never lost the dream of being a hero, at least in my deep, subconscious. As a kid I liked the idea of being that guy, the guy who would be willing to be martyred so that right and truth might prevail.  A “superhero.”


Think about it. When Jesus spoke about laying down one’s life for a friend, is that what he was talking about; or, was it something even more than this?


God’s Word tells us: “‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’” (John 15:11).


What is Jesus talking about when he talks about “a greater love?” He’s talking about investing our lives, all that we are and can be, for others. Love. He’s talking about investing a lifetime, continually, in making sure that our friends see Jesus in us. To do this we need to give up ourselves, our very lives, in the exercise of giving, doing and substituting ourselves for others. It may take a lifetime, but if we do, we will truly be heroes with our God.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, thank You that the joy of the Lord is my strength. Help me to abide in You, always, so that I may be joyful, fruitful, and bring much glory to You. My life reflect Your love, Your sacrifice, Your willingness to give and not receive. Let me thus lay down my life. In Jesus name. Amen.


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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