Hero’s Are Undefeatable
When you hear the word hero what comes to your mind. Perhaps it is a favorite movie star, a sports star, or an admired influence in your life. There are actual people who can be your hero or you may have a fantasy hero like Superman, Spider-Man or Thor.
I would propose to you, that there is a common denominator between all heroes. They appear safe, undefeatable, and eternal. They achieve our dreams, meet our expectations and build our faith. These attractions capture our attention, set our focus in life, and encourage us to never give up.
Heroes are a real influence in the lives of everyone in one way or another. The New Testament tells us that Jesus is the hero of all time. He is the hero that is undefeatable. Romans 4:25 says this about Jesus, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”
The fantasy character Thor, from the Marvel Comics “is the strongest of the Asgardians. Thor possesses a very high resistance to physical injury that approaches invulnerability. Thor possesses keen senses that allow him to track objects traveling faster than light and he hears cries from the other side of the planet. Thor has the ability to travel through time. His stamina allowed him to battle the entire Frost Giant army for nine months without any rest. Thor has the ability to regenerate wounded portions of his body. Thor has superhuman speed, agility and reflexes. Thor can summon the elements of the storm (lightning, rain, wind, snow).” (Wikipedia) Thor is a popular fantasy hero because he can meet our expectations of a hero.
Jesus is the hero who realistically meets our needs and expectations. Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever. The Bible says that His disciples were amazed that even the winds and waves obey Him. (Mark 4:41) The Bible teaches that Jesus has power over demons. (Mark 5:1-20) He healed the sick and raised the dead. (Mark 5:21-43) Good Friday is that time of the year when we remember the Hero of heroes, who gave up His life on the cross for us. (John 19:30) Easter is that time when we celebrated our hero’s victory over sin and death. (John 20:1-10) That’s why we can sing with joy and assurance, “Up from the grave He arose.”
Because the hero of heroes, Jesus Christ was faithful to His call – we Christians have His promise of victory over sin and death, “But thanks to God! He gives victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57) Psalm 2:7 says, “He holds success in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.” Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die…” (John 11:25)
Jesus Christ is undefeatable, those who trust him, in eternity will get victory over death, have a resurrected body, can choose to overcome life’s trials and temptations here on this earth. Someday, Christians will live on the new heaven and new earth. Trust in the Christ and give your entire life over to Him!