Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13 NIV
Hear me out. My son and I have frequent talks about what kind of superhero we would be and what power we would like to possess. ( I bet this is common is your household too… yes, this is super normal hehe!) I usually say Captain America (no surprise there!) but with invisibility like the Fantastic Four girl. He usually goes for speed like the Flash. Well Jesus is God so He can do ANYTHING, but just for fun I thought it would be cool to read about some of His “superhero” abilities.
Check out my bullet points.
- He showed he had invisibility in John 20:26, by just appearing through locked doors. Instead of saying “BOO” and scaring the disciples to death like I would have done, He did what Jesus would do. He was kind and said “Peace be with you,” aka don’t be afraid.
- He made water out of wine. Pretty SUPER to me! (John 2)
- He walked on water, controlled the weather by calming the storm, all while not even uttering a word. NEED I SAY MORE! (Matthew 14:25)
- He fed 5,000+ people from five loaves of bread and two fish. SAY WHAT! ( Matthew 14:18)
- He showed his super-strength many, many, times but one of the most important one would be His staying up on that cross. He could have wiped out humanity in one thought but instead chose to follow the will of our LORD. (Luke 23) If that’s not SUPER-strength I don’t know what is.
AND THAT’S ONLY FIVE BULLET POINTS!!! There are many, many, more examples in the Bible. I just touched on a few. To be serious though, what do I really think makes Jesus a superhero, His compassion for others. Don’t super heroes have a desire to save people? Aren’t they willing to sacrifice their life for another? Well, nobody, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY, has done that better or will ever do that better than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross to save THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE from destruction.