As most of you are already aware, last night I had the youth come dressed up as an original superhero, and we had a good time. There are videos on my YouTube page if you are interested, I have videos just walking through the room seeing them all hang out, and one video where they all share who they came as. You can find them here, again if you are interested:
Now, most of them probably came expecting it to be just good old fun, but I had something more in mind…I spoke to them on what a real hero is. I shared with them that we are the World’s heroes. I asked them all what a real hero is…granted most of them had it fairly drilled into their minds that they are someone who helps people..now that is a small portion of it..yes but I shared that it is really much more than that.
There are several parts of the bible where we are told as Christians we are gods workmanship to do things that he set before us, and that he set us apart, that we are to be different from the world. In other words, to be in the world but not of it.
Now, this isn’t really a new idea, but when we hear of stories of someone who does a heroic act, we hear stories of a second of complete selflessness? right? It seems to be the common theme. Heroes don’t really need superpowers, a cape, or big muscles, or any of those things that we associate with being a hero. If we really narrow it down a hero is simply just anyone who puts themselves aside, and sets themselves apart from the world, and lastly dares to be different so the world and communities can be a better place. That’s really the major portion of the hero qualifications.
Now since God called us to do these things, in a way I say that makes us Christians to be the heroes of the world. In closing, the bible/Jesus also gave us the final command to go into the world and make disciples of all nations which we call the Great Commission, which goes back to my post about not being only self responsible.. But In closing I asked a simple question, which was purposely a pop culture reference, but because all Christians have this responsibility to be the heroes of the world, I asked them simply this..Are you ready to Assemble?
Now this part is cool, and I actually wasn’t planning on this, but after I asked this question a short discussion actually transpired, about examples of how they can start to be different, and set themselves apart, and it shows that it got them at least thinking. It was really cool to see.
Anyways, until Next week!