Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 2 Devotional: I Think I’m Gonna Be a Superhero
September 24th, 2009
After you’ve heard “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 2,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard Part 2, check out the Media Player starting September 26. You can also find a station in your area.)
By Elizabeth Goldsmith
How many times have you seen a movie where a person wakes up one morning and says, “Hmm, I think I’m going to become a superhero today…”? My guess is never. Superheroes usually start out as normal people who suddenly find out that they can do something nobody else can do, and then decide to use their abilities for good. Sometimes it seems like heroes are just as hard to find as superheroes, but I’ve got good news for you: we can all be heroes.
Nearly everyone in Marus sees Darien as a hero. He killed Soren, their greatest enemy, took even more Palatian medals than were expected of him, and has proven himself to be a brave, strong soldier. He’s definitely the most obvious hero, but he isn’t the only one. What about the Old Judge, who saved Anna from slavery? Or Prince George, who warned Darien about the King and continued to be his friend even though he knew he would never be king himself? Or Kyle? The Unseen One used him to save Darien’s life even though he wasn’t an expert soldier or the strongest person around.
The word “heroic” means something brave and noble. It often takes bravery to do what God leads you to do, like telling someone you don’t know about Jesus. And it’s noble to be a friend to someone who’s lonely. Sometimes, God calls us to be “Dariens” and serve Him in very big, exciting ways. More often, though, we can be heroes when we do things behind-the-scenes.
How can you be a hero for God today? Tell us in the comments below!
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