“Who’s Your Hero?”

If someone asked you “who do you wish you were like?” what would you say? Does someone have something you wish you had? Do you want to be like: Lady Gaga? Kobe Bryant? Justin Bieber? Ronaldo? Halle Berry?

Let me tell you of a man who lived on this earth 33 years. He grew up as a regular kid, just like you and me. He had a family and friends. He helped His mom and dad with anything they asked for and always did it with a smile. When the time came for Him to follow his dream, His passion, he did it with all of His heart. He had to leave His family and the comfort of His home, but he never looked back. The love He had in his heart for others was greater than anything. Nothing could hold Him back, He was determined to show us what we are capable of.

He gave sight to the blind. He made the cripple walk. Those who were rejected, cast-outs, lepers, prostitutes, the undesirable, the homeless, He made them feel loved and appreciated. He gave life to the dead. He walked on water. He cast out demons. He fed the 5,000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes. He calmed the storm.

Yes, His name is Jesus. Jesus left heaven to come to earth, to became man. He came to show you His great Love for you, a love so extraordinary that He was willing to give His life for you on the cross, for your sins. But the story didn’t end there, because He rose again. Death couldn’t keep him down, nothing could hold Him back, for what He had come to do was accomplished.

He also came to show you what you can do through Him. He wants you to know that you can also, heal the sick, give eye sight to the blind, cast out demons, calm the storm, and so much more, in His name. Everything Jesus did on earth, you can do also. All you have to do is believe. Believe and desire to be just like Jesus.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” John 14:12-14

I don’t know about you, but my hero is Jesus. I want to be more and more like him. I want to heal the sick like Him; give Hope like Him; make a difference in the lives of many like Him; have authority to do wonders for His honor and glory like Him; calm the storm like Him; cast out demons like Him; and most of all, I want to love like Him.

Who do you want to be like?

“These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.” Mark 16:17,18

Prayer: Lord, I want to be more like you everyday. I believe I can do all the things You say I can, and have promised in the Bible. I am Your witness. When people see me, may they see You! Amen.

Joanne