Sunday, September 02, 2007

Super Man


Superman is like Jesus.

Consider how Superman is different than the other comic book heroes.

Bruce Wayne drops down into the Batcave and puts on a costume, hiding his identity and becoming the Dark Knight.

Peter Parker sets aside his camera, pulls on the spandex and flits among the skyscrapers as Spider-Man.

Steve Rogers dons his red, white and blue costume and is transformed into Captain America.

So many heros, all with a common trait. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Robin all put on a hero persona to go out into the world and oppose the forces of darkness.

Not Superman.

Superman’s true identity is the hero. To move about in the world he dons a suit, puts on glasses, and acts the meek, mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent. He pretends to be the wide-eyed innocent from Iowa when he is really the only son of Kal-El, from far beyond the Earth.

My Lord, Jesus the Messiah, has all the powers of the universe at His command. Yet he came to Earth and put on the disguise of an ordinary man. He allowed men to mistake Him for something very ordinary, a carpenter’s son from a back water village. He lived and He died and then did what no human can do... He rose from the dead, forever conquering the evil of the world.

Just a thought.

8 comments:

curious servant said...

I know, I know. Dumb. A silly post.

I've been pretty busy and this was the best I could pull together today.

Pia said...

God is powerful and can do all things. He did something NO one else can and He can also do things for us that our minds can't even fathom. He can and will make a way for us.

Felisol said...

Dear CS,
The post was neither dumb or anything like that.
I love to be reminded of the Almighty, what He has sacrificed, given and forgiven.
It did not come easy. Jesus was worn and scared when he prayed in Getsemane.
He is the Saviour I need. Tryed in everything,- without sin.
Yours Felisol

Judas Hate said...

And a very well put thought it is, my Friend.

Tony Myles said...

I'd argue (and have) that Clark Kent is more important than Supes.

http://dontcallmeveronica.blogspot.com/2006/08/why-world-needs-clark-kent.html

Jada's Gigi said...

I love this! and to take it one step further...we, as pieces of His Body in the earth, are also much like superman...with our true identities hidden on the inside cloaked in our humanity but waiting for the right moment to burst forth with the Life that is the True Super power...yet resides inside of men.

Kathleen Marie said...

I tried to reply to your email about your blog but it bounced back for some reason?

Also, my site changed from Stranded in the Mountains to The Open Window.

Now, to Superman!

I like the thought... Humble thoughts, like my humble Savior.

God Bless!

Joe said...

Very interesting perspective!