‘And that’s how I saved the world’. The picture caught my eye because it was so unusual. What was Jesus doing sitting amongst a well know group of superheroes? As I peered more closely at the cartoon image imprinted on this t-shirt, the message it was sending was fascinating and truly amusing.
Here was Jesus holding counsel with these major superheroes who many people look up to or wish were real. Among them, he had a truly captive audience. These are heroes the world wish they could call on to save the world from its many problems.
Superman, Batman, The Avengers and so on. These are the heroes we normally trust with saving the world, albeit a fictional one. In the real world, we put our faith in the military and other forms of law enforcement to ‘save us’
But long before any of the groups were conceptualized, God planned to send his son into the world to save mankind.
John 3:16 say’ “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”.
When our world manifests its chaos, we can yearn for a fictional superhero to save us or we can turn to the true savior of the world. David said in the Psalms, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” Psalm 20:7)
Our Savior came for that specific reason, to save us from our sins and to redeem a sinful people. We can look to superheroes for a few feel-good moments but if we want our world to be truly saved we need to turn to Jesus.
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