Friday, September 11, 2009

Heroes

I just finished watching the first season of Heroes and I was fairly disappointed. I have really like the show up until the last episode. I am guessing they didn't know if they were coming back for a second season and wanted to make sure they could get as many cast members as they could in one place for a final scene. It was kinda cheezy. I also don't understand what point changed the future.

I think the reason I like Heroes so much is that I wish I had a super power. I wish I could fly or be invincible or walk through walls or whatever. I want to feel special when I feel so ordinary most of the time, or worse. But God reminds me that He gave me a set of talents and skills and gifts that are special. He has given me special powers. The problem is that I'm looking at the carnal world, but the fight isn't here. It isn't carnal. It's a spiritual battle and that's why the armor of God is truth, faith, righteousness, salvation and peace and the weapon is the Spirit which is the Word of God. I have those things. And what the Heroes do in a physical way, we do spiritually. Why do I need to be reminded that when I give the Gospel, and a child says "yes," that I have just been present and participated in the saving of that child's life. I've reached out my hand and to someone who was drowning and pulled that person onto the boat which is the Gospel. If I wasn't willing to do it, God would have had someone else reach over the side, but He let me. The teachings I do at church help build up the truth and imprints the Word into the hearts and minds of our children. They walk away knowing God better because I have helped build that relationship.

I'm not trying to take credit in what God is doing, but I'm acknowledging the fact that He is working through me, but still allowing me to work with Him to saves lives. My life is really wonderful and fulfilling on a Spiritual level. I love my God and I know He loves me. I also know that I'm not the only one. I'm not the only hero that God has raised up. We work together to save others so that there will be future heroes to save even more. We're out to save the world, one soul at a time.

Some people are not heroes. They are just soldiers, extra police, expendables. They are the ones that are good guys fighting the bad, but they are faceless and die without anyone caring. In the end, they are just a number in a newspaper of how much we lost. God knows who they are, and offers them the same power that He offers us heroes. The difference is that we take it. We go through the trials that God sets out for us giving thanks. The trials that teach us, refine us, and mold us into the hero that God wants us to be. We say that we're "on fire" for Christ. That means that we are 100% for Him. There is no turning back. Oddly enough, it's only the ones who aren't on fire that actually get burned.

I heard season 2 of Heroes wasn't that good. I may watch a couple episodes to see for myself, but as exciting as those episodes are, I'm sure the next episode in my life will be a lot better. But that's for tomorrow. Now, it's time for sleep.

to be continued...

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