84. Jesus is our Hero

I have my own prayer closet where I put up all my prayer requests. I write them on a paper and I put them up on the inside door of the closet. Now yesterday when I opened the closet, I saw that my son took a sticker - 'Jesus is my Hero' and he stuck it over some of my prayer requests so that I couldn't see them anymore. For a split second I was annoyed by this, but then it struck me. If Jesus is my Hero (and He is), then He is mightier and more powerful than all the things that I am praying for. He has them all under control. It gave me so much peace.

Then I watched a programme by Joseph Prince and he also spoke of Jesus as our Hero. He referred to the following verse:

"For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us. And the government will rest on His shoulders. These will be His royal titles: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

He said that in Hebrew, for the Jews, the Name - Mighty God - means Hero. I had a look at the Hebrew lexicon and I saw that the word 'Mighty' is 'Gibbowr' and it means 'strong, mighty, brave' and according to Strong's it can also mean 'hero'.

Now what do you see in your mind's eye when you hear the word 'hero'? Do you see superman saving some innocent child, do you see spiderman saving the day, do you see Usain Bolt winning the 100m in record time or do you see men like Nelson Mandela rising up and bringing peace in unstable circumstances? What do you see? I had a look at Thesaurus and I saw that the synonyms for 'hero' are brave man, superman, champion, conqueror, star etc. For me personally I see a hero as someone with integrity, someone that can be trusted, someone that will protect you, someone that has your best interest in mind, someone to look up to. I see a hero as someone you can go to and know without a shadow of a doubt that he will help and above all that he has the power to help.

So if we say that Jesus is our Hero, what are we saying? We are saying that He has the power to help and the ability to do so. We are saying that He has our best interest in mind and we are saying that He can protect us from all harm. He is our Champion, our Conqueror, our brave Super Hero! We are also saying that we look up to Him and He inspires us to be like Him.

Sit back and think of Him as your Hero. Think of Him, the One that can do the impossible. Isn't it just awesome to know that we have a Super Hero that Marvel Comics can only dream of creating? We have a Super Hero that is above all, above every Name. He can never ever be defeated by the villain. He can never be destroyed and He is always available to us, always. And even more than that, He loves us, really loves us. The Hero doesn't need to fall in love with the one He rescues, He loves everyone already.

Just think of the wonderful prayer life we will have if we approach Him like the Hero that He is! We can approach Him with confidence that He has the power, the ability and the intense love to help us. He can be trusted and He has our best interest in mind. We don't need to beg Him as if He doesn't want to help, or even worse, cannot help us. He CAN and He WANTS to. Our prayer life should be one of victory, one of celebration with the One Who conquered all. With the One who has defeated the enemy. The Word tells us that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Why? Because the Super Hero of all time is by our side, Jesus Christ. Even more than that, we are part of His body here on earth. For the rest of the year I want us to have a look at what is true of us because we are part of His body, part of His Kinddom. Next week we will start with that. But in the mean time rejoice, He is with you, the Mighty God - Gibbowr El!

Thank you Father that we have Your Son as our Super Hero! Thank you that we can pray and know that all things are possible with You. You are our Mighty God, our Everlasting Father and we rejoice in the privilege of being able to call You that. Thank you for walking with us step by step. You are wonderful and amazing and we love You. Amen

2 comments for “84. Jesus is our Hero”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:06:21 AM

    Ek het sommer hoendervleis gekry en trane in my oe toe ek hierdie devotion lees. So powerful, dankie!

  2. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12:40:41 PM

    Powerful!! True , He is on the throne. Thank you for sharing this truth.

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