Have you noticed how many heroes we have in the world today? Do you wonder why that is? Do you have a hero who you look up to? Are you continually looking for a new hero? Have you taken a look at THE Hero?
Hero is a word that is thrown around quite often in today’s world. Some news programs have a specific portion of their news to honor heroes. We see local businesses putting up signs to honor heroes. We even see schools putting up signs to honor a hero.
Why are we are so enamored with heroes? Perhaps it is because we long to see someone achieve the extraordinary. But have we lost the meaning of hero? Have we cheapened it? Most of us think of a hero as someone who is courageous. It can also mean someone who is of noble character. The term originally meant someone who exhibited a godlike character and who was worshiped as divinity. If we use the original meaning, we have watered down the meaning of hero to a point of being unrecognizable in comparison.
Why do we look for heroes? We are designed to look to someone greater than ourselves. It is built into our DNA. We long to see someone do what no one else can do. Unfortunately, in our longing for a hero, we hold up someone who may have simply done their job well or may have done a little extra, and we honor them as heroes. That is not to say we shouldn’t give them extra credit, but they are no hero.
Our true hero is Jesus Christ. He did something that no one else can do. He was the perfect sacrifice and He saved all of us. When He was crucified, buried, and resurrected, He drew the entire human race to Him. He lifted us all out the depths of despair.
When we look to Jesus as our hero, all others pale in comparison. When we look to Him, honor Him, and follow Him, we are pulled up out of the muck and mire of this world. Not physically, but emotionally and spiritually. Jesus changes us from the inside out. He becomes the love of our life. He becomes our Hero to whom we pay homage and honor with our entire being.
I pray we all look to Jesus as our ultimate hero. I pray we give Him the honor He deserves. I pray each of us will choose to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. See Jesus for who He is. Honor Him as Lord and Savior. Follow Him and be lifted up. Give Jesus your all.
John 12:31-32 “Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”