I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High. (Psalms 82:6 KJV)
Superheroes; fictional characters who possess amazing abilities and use them to achieve mighty feats for the good of mankind. Many of us marveled at them as children and may have even wanted to be like them. Others have wondered what our world would be like if these super powered individuals truly did exist. Well I have news for you, they do and they are here on earth among us. When we carefully study the scriptures, we can find striking similarities between the new creation and the superheroes that we see in comics and film today.
“Does life imitate art or does art imitate life?” This is a question that often comes to my mind when I think about fictional superheroes. Though the answer to this question my vary depending on who you ask, it is very clear that the concept of the superhero was inspired by God Almighty Himself.
If you are born again, then you must understand that you are not ordinary. You are a supernatural creature possessing a wealth of power and ability that is just waiting to be unleashed. The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Jesus, while praying to the Father about His disciples (that includes us) said, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (John 17:16 KJV).
One of the first characters that comes to mind when I read these verses is Superman. Sent to Earth from his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El (his birth name) was adopted by human parents and raised to live a normal life until his powers began to manifest as a teen. He soon discovered that he was an alien form another planet. As he came into the knowledge of who he was and what he could do, he demonstrated supernatural abilities such as flight, X-ray vision, and super speed to name a few. Knowing that his powers were to be used beyond his personal enjoyment and gain, Kal-El dedicated his life to selflessly protecting the Earth. He found his purpose.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? As a new creation, it is important that you grow in the knowledge of who you are so that you can find your purpose and use the power that God has given you to bless your world. I’m not talking about fictional power that rests on the pages of a comic book; I’m talking about the power of the Holy Ghost! Remember, Superman was sent to this world, Jesus was sent to this world and we were sent by Him (John 20:21). What does that tell you? YOU ARE THE TRUE SUPERMAN!