by Heather Tietz
By which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.
2 Peter 1:4
Super heroes began in the early 1900s with daring do-gooders like Robin Hood and Popeye. Comic book super heroes dove in to save the day in the 1930s. But it was 2000 years ago that the real first super hero stepped onto our planet. Since the time of Jesus, people all over the world have been developing the ability to live extra special lives, knocking down the forces of evil, rescuing their neighbors in distress, acquiring extraordinary love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. Christ followers are the real super heroes of the day…. Or they should be.
The precious promises of God, those that have been fulfilled already, are what enable us to be super. The coming of God’s Messiah, the pardoning of our sins, the gift of the Holy Spirit, these past promises are our present power. Now we are enabled to be partakers of the divine nature, empowered to be like Christ.
Trusting in Jesus daily, striving to follow in His footsteps, leaning into the Holy Spirit for wisdom, empowers us to live extra-ordinary lives. Be the super person you have been called to be.