superpowers.for.an.hour

When I was young, I imagined being a superhero. My favorite was Batman because he was just a regular guy, with no superpowers – he just had a heart for the weak and vulnerable – I could be Batman.

Sometimes, however, I wished that I was Superman. He has all kinds of superpowers – invincibility, x-ray vision, super strength, super speed – and, he can fly!

I’ve had a terrible dream – a recurring one. Sometimes it comes in the night, and sometimes like a day-dream. This dream only lasts a moment, but in that moment I see a snapshot of every ounce of brokenness that exists in the entire world – all at once – all in that single moment.

This morning the dream took a surreal turn as it occupied in that weird place where you are awake but still sleeping – you know what I mean. It was hard to know if the experience was real or just a dream.

“I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he” (Deut. 32:3-4)

Yet, people went to bed hungry last night. Children were exploited. Sickness overcame life. Justice was denied to some. Lives were taken. Peace was refused. Marriages were trampled. Friendships were abused. Jobs were lost – and so much more.

None of it was His fault – but tragic all the same. I believe that God’s choice is restoration and reconciliation – we are the one’s who choose otherwise.

What would you do with God’s power for an hour?

6 thoughts on “superpowers.for.an.hour”

  1. I've been a Batman fan my whole life too. This initially sounded like a fun, easy question to answer but now that I am trying to put it into words I realize how complex it is. I think the easiest way to say it would be to alleviate the the pain and hopelessness that people feel, if only for an hour, and in that hour I would love them unconditionally in a way that they could not deny or doubt. Words would not be necessary.

  2. I want the power to help others know what I mean even when I'm saying it all wrong. The power to communicate without misunderstandings would solve a lot of headaches. Superman was always my #1 superhero, but as a kid, I recall my reasons for wanting his powers weren't always honerable LOL. How about a superpower that allows us to burn calories at twice the normal rate! I could use that one. God's power for an hour would be extremely dangerous unless you also got his wisdom and Love along with it.

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