Friday, May 13, 2011
HE IS REAL
Most young boys have a hero. These days they are on Television. The hero may be a cartoon character. Batman, Spiderman and Superman are three of the crime fighters that boys adore. I was partial to Superman. A friend of mine heard that a nearby Mall was having a big promotion and this promotion featured Superman. He was the man of steel. He could leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! I know most of us remember those words. My friend decided to take his 6 year old son to see Superman. They headed for the Mall. There was a long line. They stood in line for over an hour. It was finally time to meet Superman. As the little boy stepped up to the edge of the stage Superman's Cape slipped of his shoulder and fell to the floor. Superman bent over to pick it up and banged his head on the back of the chair he had been sitting in for the past hour. He yelled a curse word and grabbed his head. You could tell he was really in pain. The little boy asked - "Is this guy for real?"
Religious leaders of Jesus' day did not consider Him for real. He was God's son but they did not believe. It was impossible! He was a regular human being. He walked from town to town. If He was God's son why didn't he snap His finger and magically move from one location to another. He ate food. He was hungry. God's son would not need food. He would be a spirit. Why would He need nourishment? The soldiers pushed Him around. How could that be possible? God would not stand for His Son being manhandled. Anyone who dared touch the Son Of God would surely be destroyed. They simply could not believe Jesus was The Son Of God. They wanted to kill Him. We know the truth. We know that Jesus came to earth to die for our sins. He is alive today as much as He was then. Thank you God for your son Jesus. Praise His Name!
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