Did you grow up with comic books? I certainly did along with many of my friends. I wish I had kept some of those old comics. Today they can be worth a fortune. I read that a 1938 Superman comic was found in the wall of an old house in Minnesota. It’s valued at $137,000.
Who were your heroes growing up? Many of our heroes weren’t fictional. They could have been a teacher or a parent. Maybe they were found in the pages of Scripture. What I have found is that heroes don’t exist in a vacuum. In other words, they tend to surface when things are tough. They reveal themselves when times are difficult. They’re often found in the middle of a problem that needs to be solved.
Hebrews 11 gives a list of heroes. Remarkable men and women whose stories stand out to encourage and challenge our faith. Each of these heroes of the faith was faced with overwhelming problems. They were left with a decision. Either they could run from the problem or lean into the problem and be a godly solution to a difficult situation.
I believe there is a hero in all of us…waiting for an opportunity to be heroic. Whatever your lot in life: parent, student, illness, poverty, oppression, or difficulty, you have the chance to change the direction…of a person, of a situation, even a nation. When you’re given a chance, be a hero.