When did Clark Kent know he was different? In Man of Steel we see little Clark overwhelmed by his X-Ray vision and super hearing during class. He hides in a closet and later asks his mom, “What’s wrong with me?”
How many times did you ask yourself the same thing?
We don’t always “fit” in this world. Some of us have been so badly hurt, we can feel like rejects or outcasts, and the sorrows and pressures of life drain us like a black hole. Is the world supposed to be like this..? Am I made for something more..?
Epic battles and super powers capture our child-like fantasy (or was I the only one flying and breathing under water in dreams??) and it seems silly unless we consider our Divine Heritage.
“Is it not written in your law …”I said ‘You are gods'””? (John 10:34)
Jesus quoted from Psalm 82 and we’re still perplexed. It’s a truth our hearts don’t embrace well –maybe because we weren’t ready to accept it, or maybe because the ramifications were too great…
We see daily the results of our power and freedom to do right or wrong, but God loves us still.
When Jesus, the literal “Superman,” walked the earth, we glimpsed the God who loves us and our own identity. Jesus silenced storms, raised the dead, healed the sick and fed the hungry.
But these “super powers” weren’t about making himself Big –they were about helping others and confirming his radical message of Love and the Kingdom to come.
Superman had to learn to control his powers as Clark Kent first. In one scene, Clark is bullied by a group of kids. They taunt him to fight, but he stands down. Later you notice the pole he was holding was crushed.
If he didn’t control his anger he could’ve obliterated those kids. Aren’t we all learning the same?
We have tendencies that war against the Kingdom we’re designed/destined for. Anger, hatred, lust, lying, stealing, gossiping, lack of self control that can lead to hurting ourselves or others… It’s the ten Commandments summed up in one: Love.
Getting everything under control of Love seems an impossible task but we’re not alone in it–God Himself brings it to pass (Proverbs 17:3, Phil 1:6) and one Day we’ll see Him face to face. But more frightening is we’ll be. like. Him. (1 Cor 13:12, 2 Cor 3:18, 1 John 3:2).
And having all the power in the world won’t be a problem because we’ll finally possess the Love needed to control it.
If you’re ready to “fly”, look to Jesus. That same Super Power to do great good is available to us all and so needed on this earth.
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:19-21, Bible)
Want to make the world a better place but don’t know where to start? Need a Pep Talk or glimpse of Heaven? Everyone sits at “the cool table” there. Check this video from Kid President (and know you can and probably are making a world of difference exactly where you are!)
This was Day 30 in the #WildKidsWildGod – 31 Days looking into God’s Heart series.
Want to read more about your Divine Identity and Freedom? See this.
Need encouragement in your uniqueness? Check this, this, or this.
Want to breakthrough the seeming conflict between law and Love? Check this, or this.
Want to know more about the kind of relationship you can have with God? Remember Willy Wonka? Check: God’s Glass Elevator.
Photo Credits: 1. Man of Steel-Henry Cavill (Warner Brothers), 2. Largest Black Hole, NASA