Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
~1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV
I smelled rubber as the sedan screeched to a halt. With legs sprawled, and palms outstretched, my three-year-old son stood in front of the car with an expression of delight. How had he slipped his hand out of mine? I scooped up my son and daughter, and apologized to the driver.
Once inside the store, I asked, “Son, what were you thinking?”
“I’m Superman! I stop car!” He flexed his muscles to demonstrate his power.
“Mom, that was neat,” my daughter said.
“Not exactly,” I said, knowing we would discuss street safety later. I’ll shelve the Super Hero videos for now, I thought, but I knew that would be futile.
To my three-and-four-year-old children, superheros were as real as Charlotte the spider who lived on the porch, and I was not permitted to sweep her web away in case she wanted to write a message. The Easter Bunny lived in the neighborhood—my children had seen him. Gilligan would teach them boating skills—as soon as he got off the island. Mr. Rogers would bring Lady Elaine and Daniel for a visit soon.
Superheros empower children. With their imagination activated, they can envision the world as a safe place to grow, learn, and play. Once we become adults, we lose that safety-net of knowing there is a super-power greater than ourselves…or do we? With faith activated, we can know the One who is more majestic than any imaginary Superhero, and whose name is mightier than any name that is named.
With faith activated, we can know the One who is more majestic than any imaginary Superhero, and whose name is mightier than any name that is named.
Are you looking for a Superhero? Look no farther than Jesus Christ. He is the One who carries our fears—so we don’t have to. He activates dreams—those we gave up on ever achieving. He provides bread on our table when the mortgage is due and the dollars are few.
In 1 Timothy, Paul pens a picture of our Superhero, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15b). Paul had experienced Christ’s transforming power. This is why two verses later he writes, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” (1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV).
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
~1 Timothy 1:15b NKJV
How can we thank our Superhero Jesus Christ as eloquently as Paul did? God has placed within us the indelible gift of imagination. As we pray, we can envision with child-like faith just how majestic our real-life Super Hero truly is.
Share a character trait about your Superhero Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, help me to envision my real-life Superhero, Jesus Christ, in His majesty. Amen
Copyright 2019: My Superhero: Author Diane Virginia Cunio, Pen Name Diane Virginia
Award-Winning Devotion: Fourth Place: Advance the Kingdom Devotion Contest: Christian Writer’s Conference 2019
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Diane Virginia (Cunio) is an award-winning writer, the founder and administrator of VineWords: Devotions and More, and the author of The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon and Behind the Veil: Becoming the Ascended Bride of Song of Solomon (both books awaiting publication).
Diane has developed the model for motion-activated musical prayer stations for use in the garden retreat, themed to the places the Bride travels to in Song of Solomon.
She is the co-editor of the devotional, Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.
Diane is creating a children’s book series called, The Cowdoggie Adventure Series.
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