During the past several weeks, we have been looking at various fictional superheroes as a way to unleash the superhero in us all. As we end this series today, I want to be sure that you are clear that you were created to be a superhero and that you have been given superpowers.
Oh, it probably isn’t the ability to fly or extraordinary strength, and you probably can’t shoot webs from your wrists or deflect bullets with your bracelets. Still, I’m convinced that buried deep inside each of us is a power that makes us unique if we can identify it, claim it, and practice it until it makes us super. Perhaps the greatest challenge to being empowered is our incapacity to believe there is a hero hidden within us. The Bible is filled with men and women who live heroic lives, yet it is clear all God’s children are gifted with superpowers, which the New Testament refers to as “spiritual gifts.”