Hero’s Are Eternal
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. If you listen to a person long enough, you can tell who his or her heroes are. Who is the hero of all time? Who is your hero? Who do the observers of our lives see as the hero of all time?
The New Testament tells us that Jesus is the hero of all time. He is the hero Who is eternal. Revelation 1: 8 gives a powerful truth about Christ, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.” The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners… That Christ might display His immense patience as an example for those who would believe in Him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:15-17)
Everyone is attracted to that story of the hero who defeats evil, gets the girl and they live happily forever and ever. At the close of the movie Thor, everyone is excitingly awaiting for the return of Thor to get the girl who awaits for Him.
According to the whole of Scripture, Christians are the bride of Christ’s, (Song of Songs 1-8; Luke 5; John 3:29) and the bride excitingly waits for the return of Jesus to take His church to be with Him into heaven. Jesus is the church’s hero who will come and rapture His church to meet Him the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 19:7; 21:2;9)
It does not matter if our heroes are fantasy or real people. Fantasy heroes do not really exist and they make no real difference in the reality of our living. Sport heroes, movie stars and people of influence are heroes we can admire from a distance, however, we can not have a meaningful relationship with them.
I admire Peyton Manning, if I was at one of his football games and shout from a distance, “hey lets hang out after the game today”, realistically that won’t happen, because we do not have a real connection in our lives. Jesus is the hero of all time, He is the one we can connect with on a daily basis. He knows the deepest thoughts in our hearts. He is the one who paid the ultimate price for our redemption and salvation. He promises to keep us safe and care for us, He won’t be defeated and He has defeated our enemy. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and His oversight for our soul is eternal.
Jesus is the only character who has the nature of a realistic hero who will never let us down, He will meet all our expectations.