Were you into super heros when you were little? My son was. He liked wearing a cape around his neck and running through the house saving the world. For me, my Daddy was my super hero. If I had a problem, I could count on Daddy to solve it. When I was afraid, I called on my Daddy to rescue me. I remember one time waking up in the middle of the night certain someone had put dynamite outside my bedroom window to blow me up. My Daddy tried to convince me there was no dynamite outside, but when I wouldn’t believe him he took my hand and took me outside to prove it to me. He was my hero throughout my childhood.
As I grew older, I began to see my Daddy as a man. I recognized he wasn’t perfect and he couldn’t solve all of my problems. Don’t get me wrong…my Daddy has always been a wonderful father, but I began to realize he was human. He couldn’t always be with me in my times of trouble. He had no super hero powers and there were some things he simply couldn’t do for me.
God, however, can bring to my situations what I needed to get through them [2 Corinthians 12:9]. He is always present with me [Psalm 32:7; Matthew 28:20; and Joshua 1:5]. He goes before me, so He knows what I’m going to face and He goes with me so I never face it alone [Deuteronomy 31:8; Psalm 125:2]. He truly is a Super hero for us and is the only constant in our lives.
I realize while my Daddy isn’t a super hero, he gave me one of the greatest gifts of my life. He gave me a healthy picture of the Father’s love for me and an example of the lengths He will go to because He loves me. For that, I will forever be grateful. If you were not blessed with an earthly father who demonstrated his love, acceptance, and joy of you, rest in knowing your heavenly Father loves you [John 3:16], accepts you [Romans 15:7], and you captivate Him with your beauty [Psalm 45:11] and bring Him joy.
Take some time this morning to meet with your real Super Hero. Tell Him your problems and your fears. He desires to meet with you and be your Savior. Will you let Him be your Super Hero today?
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