Who is your favorite superhero? There are many to choose from! Is it Captain America, Thor, or Superman? How about the Hulk, Batman, Spiderman or any of a host of larger-than-life characters?
What is it about these imaginary wonders that thrills us? They’ve grown in popularity far beyond their comic book roots due to Hollywood bringing them to the big screen as never before! The excitement that surrounds these fictional beings testifies to the desire of our hearts for something powerful, BIGGER than ourselves, & steadfast like a rock. We hope for someone to save the world from the tyranny of evil, WHOMP the bad guys, rescue helpless victims, & deliver the oppressed. We want someone worthy of our complete devotion & total trust. We want to live for a cause that we’d be willing to die for like our favorite superheroes do time & again.
It is for that reason my favorite “SUPERHERO” is One who does far more than leap tall buildings in a single bound, see with X-ray vision, & run faster than a speeding bullet. My favorite “SUPERHERO” is not a figment of imagination, a Pixar animation, or the dream of a writer’s inspiration.
My favorite “SUPERHERO” does not have a mask, wear blue tights, a red cape, or have a great big “S” on His chest but no other than the initials “LJC.” The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is THE world’s greatest “SUPERHERO” because He owns supernatural powers as the Almighty GOD & Love-filled Savior who rescued the world from the tyranny of evil.
My favorite “SUPERHERO” is the GOD-MAN, the Holy Creator of the vast expanse of the cosmos, the Master of the universe, the Governor of nations, & the Grace-filled Savior of the world. My favorite “SUPERHERO” rescued the world from the tyranny of evil by shedding His blood at the cross for hell-deserving sinners. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
My favorite “SUPERHERO” is the “Captain of our Salvation” (Hebrews 2:10) because He rose from the dead, is alive right now, & has power over the tyranny of evil. “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death” (Revelation 1:18). Jesus Christ destroyed death & today He offers everyone total forgiveness of sins & eternal spiritual life. This free gift is received by anyone who repents of their sins & trusts in Christ as Lord & Savior. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
My favorite “SUPERHERO” can be yours too but you must ask Him to rescue you from the tyranny of evil that is in your sinful heart. You must place your faith in Jesus Christ by believing in your heart that He is the GOD-MAN who died for our sins, was buried, & rose again. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, & you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
Is there anything keeping you from trusting Christ as your Savior right now? If not, please thank God from the bottom of your heart through a prayer such as the one here. Remember that it is not praying a prayer that saves but it is faith in Christ that saves. Prayer is simply a way to share with God what is on your heart.
Thank You GOD for the awesome majesty of Your holiness. Thank You for being the Almighty Creator & Love-filled Savior of the world. I confess that I am a guilty sinner who deserves your wrath in hell. Thank You for Your mercy & grace toward sinners that was shown at the cross where Christ died for my sins & rose again. I do now place my faith in Christ & thank You for the total forgiveness of all my sins, the gift of eternal spiritual life, & freedom from the tyranny of evil. Thank You for saving me from hell & giving me a home with You in heaven. Please use me to share Your love with others & may my life honor You forever. In the powerful name of the Greatest Hero, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.