Monday, 23 July 2012
While going through some of our 7 year old son Harrison's old clothes a couple weeks ago, we came across at least three pairs of pajamas that had a cape still attached. We were reminded of the phase that he went through -- if you can call four years a phase -- when anything he did had to be done as some type of superhero. Take out the garbage? He was Super Garbage Man! Put away his laundry? Here comes Captain T-Shirt Folder. I think you get the point. Using capes, Harrison was able to put himself in position of a power, helping himself to enjoy even the most menial task. At some point in life many of us lose that ability. So, how do we get that feeling back?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord... - Col. 3:23-24
Who is Your Superhero?
At some point, we learn that we cannot control everything in our life. We can't just put on a cape and have super powers. We eventually find out that the real superhero is God, but we can be His sidekick by always living for Him. Knowing and trusting that somebody always has your back is an awesome feeling, especially when you see it in action. Unfortunately, there are often times in our lives when we choose not to see this power of God, and try to be our own super hero. I think we all go through times like this now and then but, if you are fortunate, you have a strong foundation and the ability to always come back.
Fortress of Solitude
How do we build that foundation for our kids so that they can always have a superhero to follow? We show them through our daily actions. We show them through scripture, through prayer, and through our trust in God. Much like Superman's Fortress of Solitude, we must give our kids a place to go to remember who they live their life for every day. It's that foundation that will give them the strength to defeat anything that gets in their way during their walk through life.
In what ways is God your superhero? How can you be his sidekick?