Wanna be a Hero?

I keep seeing this question pop up in some ads that are going around in my area. The ads are implying that you can be a child’s hero by helping out with the company’s summer program. Many of my friend’s posted these ads, and I almost did just to go along with the trend in my area. But I just can’t do it.

Do I wanna be a hero? No, I don’t. Why would I say no to that? Because Jesus would never had called Himself a hero, and Jesus asked me to be like Him in all I say and all I do and all I post. I don’t want to be a hero. I want to be a servant. I want to change the world through love and through drawing people to Jesus, through seeking to be set apart through His holiness rather than looking just like the world and its hate and jagged edges and demanding conformity and excuses and justifications.

Someone yesterday paid me the highest compliment—they called me compassionate. That is what I want to be. I don’t care how hard the journey is or how much others separate me because I won’t follow their lead. I don’t want to be a hero.

God, let me serve those who are in need. Help me stand strong when others need a helping hand. Help me be your hands and feet. Let me speak for those without a voice. Let me take the road less travelled and be the change that I want to see in this world. May I carry Your light to drive out the darkness. May I carry Your love to conquer hate. May I carry Your peace to conquer anger. May I speak Your words to soothe hurting souls. May I be like You, my Savior, my Guide, my Strength, my Hope, my Vision.

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