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Our Superpowers Come From God

Surrender your superpowers and various disguises, and let Jesus release in you all that He is capable of.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 15:9, ” But Pilate answered them, saying, ‘Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?’ “

Background

The list is getting longer by the minute, of movies about someone who finds them self the sudden possessor of a strange and supernatural power. For decades we’ve had Spider-Man, the alter ego of Peter Parker, who became a web-throwing, ultra-strong fighter of evil after being bitten by a radioactive spider. The Hulk was the product of massive amounts of gamma radiation affecting the body of Dr. Bruce Banner, which gave him seemingly limitless strength, although the transformation from doctor to creature was completely controlled by the degree of emotional stress Dr. Banner was experiencing at any given time. On and on it goes, Ant- Man, the Fantastic Four, which includes The Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, and The Thing, Captain America, Flash, and so on, and so on. And that doesn’t even include the man from Krypton, Superman. Many of our favorite super heroes didn’t start out as heroes. They did not want their new power and struggled to figure out how to live their new life with it. Some turned to evil, those that we refer to as super villains. Others kept their powers and identities a secret as they fought crime or defended the helpless. But some were eventually able to exist and thrive, completely embracing all that their new condition offered.

Application

When Pilate offered to release Jesus to the masses, they wanted nothing of the sort. Why? Could it have been because they had seen a glimpse of His supernatural power, His other- worldly essence, and they wanted no part of it? Could the one true super hero have been standing before them, and they did not want His power unleashed? Did His transcendent goodness and humility get too close to the capes and costumes that they wore and hid behind, the disguises they used to make themselves the heroes of their own worlds? Has Jesus been fully released for you? Or is there a mask you still wear that covers up something in you that’s less than heroic?

Charge

As we seek Him today, surrender your super powers and various disguises, and let Jesus release in you all that He is capable of. Confess your kryptonite and receive infinite grace.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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