Posts Tagged ‘heroes’

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I did not recognize him as the Messiah…” (John‬ ‭1‬:‭31‬ NLT)

We accuse teens of a lot of things, but heroes?! Two were. Teens Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia were enjoying a summer day in 2013 when they heard that police were outside searching for five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who had disappeared from her front yard and had possibly been abducted. With law enforcement and neighbors unsuccessful in their search, the boys canvassed the area on bikes, actually found and pursued the kidnapper, who in turn released the child, allowing the boys to carry her back to safety.

Just as these boys were unlikely heroes, Jesus lived among His peers as an unlikely savior. Even John, His own cousin, had no idea who Jesus really was until this moment at the Jordan River. But when God revealed the truth, everything changed.

There are still those who don’t realize the true identity of the Baby in the Manger, whose birth changed our world forever. Your life is God’s way of revealing Him, allowing others to see Christ in action. Let God use you this week to be an revealer of the marvelous unlikely savior of the world! You are loved today!

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Then I heard the Lord asking, ‘Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?’ I said, ‘Here I am. Send me.'” (Isaiah‬ ‭6‬:‭8‬ NLT)

A 29-year-old Canadian man was returning home from lunch when he was alerted by a neighbor about noises coming from a nearby dumpster that sounded like a baby crying. Immediately, the man jumped in and rescued the child, which had been wrapped in a plastic bag to die. Even though he had his own agenda, he stopped to become an accidental hero.

When God calls to us, just as He did to Isaiah, there must come that moment where you lay down your own agenda and plans in order to take up God’s. Our own plans often run at odds with what God desires because they are mostly selfish. To be available for God’s use means ridding from our life anything that would either compete with his agenda or make us spiritually unfit for a holy task.

As you are getting ready for church tomorrow, consider that God is constantly looking for willing workers to accomplish His tasks of reaching and enriching people’s lives. If you would be found capable, be willing to have your priorities changed. Be an intentional hero that affects eternities wherever you go! You are loved today!