There are so many new movies out there today that offer a plot with a comic book hero who is super human and possess some super power. The battle is always good versus evil and good always wins, but in some of these movies it’s hard to know who the actual good guy is. It’s not always clear who we should root for. These movies are so popular they almost always break box office records. People dress like the characters and not just for Halloween. You see them on t-shirts, notebooks, pencils. The most popular Christmas items will most certainly have something to do with one of these characters whether hero or villain.
I have a couple of thoughts about the popularity of these characters. One, everyone needs a hero. Our kids want someone they can believe in and look up to. I think sometimes they need us to be super human and have super powers. I can’t scale tall buildings, but I can teach our kids about the one who truly came and performed miracles.
Two, sometimes fiction is a great escape from reality. Life is not always fair or just. I can’t fix that, but I can lead them to the one who brings justice, grace and mercy and loves them with an everlasting love.
For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18