I admit I have had a thing for Super Heroes ever since I saw the first episode of Superman, staring George Reeves when I was just a little kid. Looking back at those old episodes it was pretty comical. Bullets would bounce off his chest, but he would duck when someone threw the gun at him! LOL. Regardless, I tied a towel around my neck and flew through the house!
Today, Super Heroes look different to me. Now I see that the REAL Super Heroes are masquerading as normal everyday people! They work in all types of jobs from people in healthcare, teachers, policemen, firemen, public servants, people who serve or have served in the military, close friends, family, and even moms and dads. They come in every color and vary greatly in their beliefs.
The common thread I see is that they are willing to do what others are unwilling or even afraid to do. They step up, work the extra hours needed, take the time to listen to others, find solutions where there are none apparent, and they don’t let being defeated destroy them. They are resilient, every hopeful, optimistic about the future, and determined to do the right thing regardless of peer pressure, what other people think, or even public opinion.
These are the true Super Heroes and they do exist in my world. I am proud to have several of them in my life. They have my back and always are there to help me, encourage me, and give me the hope I might need to face the trials of life.
Everybody needs a few Super Heroes in their life in my opinion. I hope that the people I am close to know that I may be old, but I have never taken off my cape. My eyes are not what they used to be, but I do see some things much more clearly now than when I was younger. I see people all around me who are wounded, hurting, or angry.
We all can put on our capes when we see someone in need. It does not have to be costly. Sometimes just giving a word of encouragement or a simple act of kindness is just what that person needs to help them through the day. Ask God to help you see people through HIS eyes. He does not look at skin color or job titles. He looks at the heart. He sees people not just for who they are, but who they can become! He is the ultimate Super Hero, and He loves us in ways that are too wonderful to comprehend. That is our real example. Dust off your cape. You are needed to help change the world. :o) Shalom!