I can hardly wait! In June, the new Superman movie Man of Steel will appear in theaters. Since I was a boy, Superman has been my favorite super hero. The costume, the colors, the powers, the secret identity–I love it! And what little boy (or man) doesn’t live vicariously through this character, imagining his own greatness with abilities to save the day?
The story of Superman has some fascinating origins in its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. I’ve read that some inspiration for Superman was based on Hercules and Sampson. The name Clark came from the actor Clark Gable. And Lois Lane was modeled after Siegel’s wife.
Although I enjoy Superman immensely, he cannot replace the real Superman–Jesus Christ–who came to this world to save mankind from the greatest evil–a broken relationship with God.
I call Jesus the Man of Still because so often in scripture we find Him telling us to be still and have faith in Him. When bad things happen, He reminds us that He’s still with us. Here are some reminders from scripture:
As Christians, we don’t have to live vicariously through the stories of a great fictional hero or a Hollywood legend. We literally have Jesus with us even to the end of the age.
While we still sleep, He is still speaking. He is still calming our storms. He is still on the throne. He is still praying for us. He is still guiding us—He is still with us! So go boldly into the world this week and live for Him.