During the week preceding Halloween, the preschool students wear costumes and parade through the gym. We have seen a variety of costumes, including a school bus, golf caddy, Captain America, Spiderman, Superman and Supergirl. Children young and old seem to appreciate superheroes with their strengths, powers and invincibility.
Society loves its superheroes, because we consider these fictional heroes perfect, since they cannot be defeated or destroyed. And each of us wants to feel invincible and able to conquer the ultimate enemy, death.
But we are not invincible, we are mortal. When God created Adam He made him perfect. complete. God gave Adam all he needed to dwell in His presence, grow in knowledge and love of Him, grasp the truth of God and live forever in the eternal kingdom.
But Adam rebelled against God and died because of his sin. “The wages of sin are death” (Romans 6:23). Adam was no longer able to reside with living God, because death had swept into his soul. By Adam’s fall, his whole race tasted death. So, Jesus Christ came into the world to rescue Adam’s race from sin and death. By dying on the cross and being raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus showed He was invincible God, unconquerable and unable to be defeated by death. If you need a superhero to help you feel safe and secure, look to Christ Jesus who saves us from death and restores us to life with God through faith.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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