Yesterday I posted a few words from the song “Flawless” by MercyMe on my Facebook page.
These were the words: “Then like a hero who takes the stage when we’re on the edgoe of our seats saying it’s too late,”
I don’t know about anyone else, but those words speak volumes to me. I LOVE when God is shown as being our hero. Think about it. Hollywood cashes in on the hero concept. Why? Because we all can relate to needing a hero. How many times have you been on the edge of your seat and felt like it was too late? Mary and Martha seemed to be past that point. Their brother Lazarus was dead and had been for 4 days!! Talk about being too late. Yet, when our Hero stepped on the seen, even death had to obey him. We see death as final. That’s not the case. God proved to us that not even death has power over him.
I know what you may be thinking. What about sickness? What about tragedy? You know, I don’t have the answers for that, but I can tell you one thing. We live in a fallen world and while we deal with consequences of that, death still isn’t final! Why? Because Jesus defeated death. He did the ultimate heroic act when he gave his life.
The above picture is from 1 Corinthians. LOVE NEVER FAILS. Those three words give us so much hope. His love is what kept him on the cross. It wasn’t the nails. It wasn’t the roman soldiers. It was LOVE. He could have called Heaven’s hosts of angels to take him down from the cross. He knew if he did, we wouldn’t have a chance. Our sins HAD to be atoned and the only way for that to happen was for him to be the sacrafice.
So for me, when someone compares Jesus to a hero I completely get it. The day he died, the entire history of the world hung in the balance. Imagine all of Heaven and Earth holding their breath. It could have been the end. It could have been hopeless, but three days later LOVE prevailed! Our HERO came through. Think of the shout that all of creation must’ve given that day! Now, in our darkest times we have hope. When we face the cruelty of a fallen world, our hope lies in our Hero. Knowing that this is NOT the end.
I urge you today to think about what he did. If you haven’t given your heart to him, do it now. Don’t wait. Let him be your Hero.