Posts Tagged ‘superhero’

  

“Honor your father and…then you will live a long, full life…” (Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭12‬ NLT)

Mikhail Abrosimov and his family were fast asleep when a fire broke out in their apartment in the west side of Moscow in late January 2015. A Christmas tree, decorated with fairy lights fell, causing a short circuit, which led to the fire. He awoke to find the smoky blaze but couldn’t contain it.

After getting the rest of the family out, Abrosimov returned for his 4-year old son, only to find their escape route cut off. So, in heroic fashion, Dad used his body as an airbag for the child and leaped out the window – 7 floors above the ground! While both were in critical condition for quite some time afterwards and the family lost everything they owned in the fire, the Abrosimov’s had the most important thing: Each Other!

Your Dad may not be a freefalling superhero, but hopefully he’s your hero nonetheless! Take time on this Father’s Day to share your appreciation for all the Dads and Father figures in your life. And if you’re the Dad, rejoice in those that gave you that honored distinction! We are loved today! Happy Father’s Day! 

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It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows.” (John 3:29 NLT)

Candace was a divorced mother of three, working hard in a management position to provide for her family. Because of all she had been through and overcome, she became he Patron Saint of Hurting Souls. Everyone needing help and assistance ran to Candace. Eventually, however, it overwhelmed her, leaving her emotionally broken and financially busted.

It is tempting to become superheroes when others have problems, flying in to save the day. But consider that maybe God allows problems to create strength & “heroes” can then become “robbers”! Oswald Chambers says it like his:

Over and over again, we try to be amateur providences in someone’s life. We are indeed amateurs, coming in and actually preventing God’s will and saying, ‘This person should not have to experience this difficulty.’ Instead of being friends of the Bridegroom, our sympathy gets in the way.”

Be a friend that stands by their side, rejoicing when they rejoice and weeping when they weep. But don’t try to solve all their problems for them; they need to learn for themselves. In the end, God will be their hero and strength, and you’ll share in their restoration! You are loved today!

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