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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

A superhero?

A superhero?

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!

Hear a preview of Part 3:

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82 Comments on “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 2 Devotional: I Think I’m Gonna Be a Superhero”

  • elise on September 24th, 2009 - 1:03pm


    This is cool, thanks!!

  • chris on September 24th, 2009 - 2:39pm


    Lizzie, you’re my hero! Great devo.

  • Sammi-kate on September 24th, 2009 - 5:31pm


    Cool 😎

  • Q94 raido on September 24th, 2009 - 7:32pm


    Cool! Keep it up! May God bless you in your work Adventures in Odyssey.

  • sara on September 24th, 2009 - 7:47pm


    Great blog post, Elizabeth! Thank you for the reminder that God has placed me where I am right now for a reason.

  • tim on September 24th, 2009 - 10:44pm


    That’s Cool!

  • andi (GIrl) on September 25th, 2009 - 12:21am


    wow so coooooool thanks aio

  • emily on September 25th, 2009 - 5:28am


    It sounds really neat!

  • Anonymous on September 25th, 2009 - 7:42am


    Cool but it just is not as cool as the original episode but that may be because I was waiting for the actual odyssey series

  • Kylee on September 25th, 2009 - 9:23am


    Thanks AIO. this is totally awesome!

  • audrey on September 25th, 2009 - 12:05pm


    awsome AIO!! I’m youre biggest fan!!!

  • seth on September 25th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    cant wait to get darien’s rise itunes!! thanks

  • seth on September 25th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    cant wait to get darien’s rise on itunes!! thanks

  • Anonymous on September 26th, 2009 - 9:04am


    cool annoying part is its nine parts. odyssey is in Indiana because cabin creek (the underground railroad) actual location is on the indiana ohio border then they go north-west meaning south bend area

  • Ana on September 26th, 2009 - 1:06pm


    This is so cool love it THANK YOU AIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Audrey s. on September 26th, 2009 - 2:41pm


    Awesome! There’s another Audrey on here! And the post wasn’t mine because I had a cold yesterday and wasn’t on the computer! Yay!

  • jake on September 26th, 2009 - 3:44pm


    sounds awsome!!!!!!!! when can we buy it on audible.com or itunes hope they put it on soon cant wait!!!

  • Ashton on September 26th, 2009 - 3:46pm


    Thanks!! I’m a BIG fan! (major big)

  • maddie mag on September 26th, 2009 - 4:53pm


    So cool and awsome AIO!!!!!!Keep it up and dont stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:);)=)

  • t.s on September 26th, 2009 - 5:10pm


    my mom is my hero!

  • t.s. on September 26th, 2009 - 5:13pm


    Guys,who do like better kyle or Anna?
    i like anne

  • tamara on September 26th, 2009 - 5:21pm


    aio keeps saying that Kyle and Anna have specal powers. I think I know what Kyle’s is.

  • NBC NeWS on September 26th, 2009 - 7:00pm


    This thing is awesome!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to listen to the rest of it!!

  • Anonymous on September 27th, 2009 - 8:55am


    Me Either. 😀

  • Bethany on September 28th, 2009 - 11:11am


    Cool! I can’t wait to hear Darien’s Rise part 3!!

  • H on September 28th, 2009 - 11:33am


    It’s a really good series. It sounds really good, and sounds similar to David, Jonathan, and Saul.

  • Bethany on September 28th, 2009 - 11:48am


    P.S. I absolutely LOVE Odyssey! I listen to it everyday.

  • C.s. lewis on September 28th, 2009 - 7:22pm


    I’m pretty sure that the picture is of an alien, not a superhero.

  • tamara on September 28th, 2009 - 10:44pm


    I like kyle better becaus he beleaves that he’s in another world. Anna dosn’t.

  • Anonymous on September 29th, 2009 - 2:15pm


    SO COOL!

  • jess on September 29th, 2009 - 5:28pm


    I don’t remember the pocket knife line in the episode.

  • David on September 30th, 2009 - 8:58am


    I would really like to see the characters and the cast of the characters. I am a continus listener and I would like to have videos on the computers in order for me to see the story that I am listening to, do you think that is possible?

  • David on September 30th, 2009 - 8:59am


    Tahnk you

  • David on September 30th, 2009 - 9:04am


    I listen to oddyssy everyday except for when the radio station is staticy

  • bekah on September 30th, 2009 - 11:25am


    I love it!

  • Vina on September 30th, 2009 - 1:07pm


    I like Anna, I think (by reading the clues) she will be Messenger from the Unseen One because I read that her eyes will be two different colors.

  • hannah on September 30th, 2009 - 1:56pm


    I`M not sure what to think . IT`s so cool!

  • sYDNI on October 1st, 2009 - 1:36pm


    I love how Kyle always saves Darien!

  • tamara on October 2nd, 2009 - 1:47pm


    Sydni, I know why Kyle saves Darien. Kyle can sense danger! that’s what I think Kyle’s power is.

  • Missa on October 2nd, 2009 - 10:08pm


    I LOVE AIO. Now, I cant say I am the biggest fan but I am like in love with AOI. Hehe. Um, ya, I listen to it everyday, but if I am gone I do, unless I cant! 🙂 I have even got grounded form it because I should of been cleaning my room and I was listening to AIO. Any way! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Hehe!

  • Julia on October 3rd, 2009 - 9:46am


    I really don’t like the voice of the mew “Whit”.

  • rose on October 5th, 2009 - 8:00am


    awesome keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rebekah on October 5th, 2009 - 7:11pm


    LOVE IT!!! :0

  • hayley on October 8th, 2009 - 4:24pm


    cool pic.!

  • kech on October 10th, 2009 - 8:46am


    i love adventures in odyssey the other side of the glass was awsome

  • hannah on October 12th, 2009 - 2:35pm


    i think you should take that hero off it has been on there to long

  • Vina on October 13th, 2009 - 12:40pm


    Wow! so Anna is a Messenger of the unseen one like I thought! that is neat! Did anyone else read the character sketches? It tells who every one pictures and what they do. The link was on the home page for a while, and I think it is still there.

  • hannah on October 14th, 2009 - 12:34pm


    cool anna is a mesanger of the unseen one

  • dOTTY on October 14th, 2009 - 1:41pm


    I love darien’s rise and here is a secret Darien rise is the story of David look in Psalms in the bible Darien is David and they both start with D. and Lorrence is Saul and princess is really married with David.

  • becree on October 17th, 2009 - 3:33pm


    that was great thank you!

  • cash on October 18th, 2009 - 11:31am


    this was a great podcast! dose anybody know where i an find dariens rise part one?i would love to knw how it all started!

  • katie on November 19th, 2009 - 9:44pm


    awesome work AIO!!!!! this whole series is very intriguing! the way the end of every episode leads to the next! good job! i only wished we didn’t have to wait a whole week for the next episode, i would listen to them every day!

  • amy on November 20th, 2009 - 5:57pm


    This is awsome thanx

  • connie on January 2nd, 2010 - 1:08pm


    i love jerad

  • Lynn on February 16th, 2010 - 6:06pm


    How can you not think that dairian’s rise isn’t Awesome!? It was Soooo cool!!

  • Hannah on July 14th, 2010 - 11:09am


    This is really cool thanks!

  • adrian on October 27th, 2010 - 11:19am


    Why did they have to name the bad guys Adrians! Now my sister thinks I’m evil!( not really, she’s just joking) did you name them Adrians because Adrian means Dark One?!

  • i luv shona on October 22nd, 2013 - 11:37pm


    What do you want to be when you grow up? Why? This is what this club is for!!! Please join!!!!!!!!

  • i luv shona on October 23rd, 2013 - 12:00am


    I want to be a Interior designer, artist, flower arranger, Or actress. What do you want to be?

  • stormshadow on October 23rd, 2013 - 9:00am


    @i luv shona okay ill be anouncer whatever since i probably have the most posting buddies!! i want to be a special ops agent a ninja or a video game creator!! the latter is the most probable oh,want to be posting buddies?

  • stormshadow on October 23rd, 2013 - 9:08am


    @i luv shona hey what is the name of this club is it just what do you wanna be when you grow up or should i just say its a mystery club more people might come here just to see what it is and then maybe we would get more members what do you think?

  • i luv shona on October 23rd, 2013 - 9:51am


    @STORMSHADOW Yea! And you might have seen SUPERMANS announcing work for my Connie club.

  • i luv shona on October 23rd, 2013 - 9:56am



  • Stormshadow on October 23rd, 2013 - 12:21pm


    Okay that would be cool!!

  • Stormshadow on October 23rd, 2013 - 1:00pm


    @i luv Shona hey about the movie club how about I find a podcast and you figure out what we can do and then pick a vice prez and since we are starting it together and it really woudnt be fair if one of us coudnt be prez so I have a idea why don’t we both be prez? I don’t know just an idea I anyways I can find the podcast and find a secretary if you figure out what to do and find a vice prez

  • i luv shona on October 23rd, 2013 - 1:08pm


    Where should it be?

  • Flyingrider on October 23rd, 2013 - 2:55pm


    I LUV SHONA I WANT TO BE A VETERINARION! I like the movie club idea go to my last candid post andlook at my idea.

  • i luv shona on October 23rd, 2013 - 3:58pm


    I couldn’t find it!

  • sports kid on October 24th, 2013 - 7:12am


    I’m here! What are we doing here?

  • stormshadow on October 24th, 2013 - 7:27am


    @sprtskid welcome to when you are older!!! not sure about everything but what do you want to be when you are older?

  • Superman on October 24th, 2013 - 7:53am


    @I LUV SHONA is this the club you wanted me to be vice president of?i want to be an artist when I grow up.

  • Flyingrider on October 24th, 2013 - 8:42am


    Sorrp I LUV SHONA My idea was that you tell me the members and the prez and vice so i can catolog them! We have so many clubs i cant keep them straight!

  • i luv shona on October 24th, 2013 - 8:43am


    I want to be an actress, interior designer, flower arranger, and artist.

  • Flyingrider on October 24th, 2013 - 8:50am


    I LUV SHONA I have an idea! We cancel all of the clubs and make one club for each person on a page! I will find it if you want! This is for SUPERMAN STORMSHADOW also! I will find it and post it here i love shona call superman and stormshadow over after you see my post if they cant but dont post the page until the end! This will be easier i hope get back with ya on candid later

  • stormshadow on October 24th, 2013 - 2:25pm


    @flyingrider wah???

  • i luv shona on October 24th, 2013 - 3:34pm


    got it @FLYINGRIDER!

  • i luv shona on October 25th, 2013 - 9:08am



  • pink!! on October 25th, 2013 - 2:52pm


    a nurse

  • koolkat on October 25th, 2013 - 2:53pm


    I am what I wanted to be, an actress.

  • stormshadow on October 26th, 2013 - 6:59am


    @pink & koolkat you guys want to join?

  • koolkat on October 26th, 2013 - 10:38am


    This doesn’t look like a club to join. More like say what you want to be when you grow up, and then leave.

  • Anonymous on May 3rd, 2018 - 9:36pm


    Batman and robin chat

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