When I was a kid I remember having a yellow whiffle ball bat. It used to be longer, but by this time the handle end had been broken off, making it the perfect size to shove down the back of my shirt. I would run around with the bat in my shirt until the perfect moment when I would pull it out, hold it up high over my head and yell, “By the power of Grayskull! I have the power!” I had a lot of fun pretending to be He-man protecting the world from the evil Skeletor.
As children, just about all of us had “superheroes.” A few weeks ago in youth group we talked about superheroes asking the question, “Is Jesus my superhero?.” Superheroes and Jesus have much in common. Both have super strength with Jesus’ strength being all-powerful. Both have enemies. Both are intelligent. And both save the day. Jesus is very much like a superhero and that is how many of us view Jesus. “When I was dead in my sins…God made me alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins.” (Colossians 2:13). Jesus is the superhero that swoops in and saves the day! Go Jesus!