Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … you?
Why not? Who hasn’t dreamed about casting off the bondage of gravity and flying through the air like Superman or sticking to the side of buildings like Spider-Man or rescuing helpless vegetables like Larry Boy? I mean if a cucumber can do it, why can’t I?
Unfortunately, reality has a way of ruining a good fantasy. After all, superheroes only exist in comic books, cartoons, and movies.
Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. Romans 7:19 CEV
But still …
I wish I had the power to always do the right thing.
I wish I had the power to make things right.
I wish I had the power to love the unlovable.
I wish I had the power to fix things gone wrong.
Amidst my wishing, I find God speaking to me through scripture:
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 NIV
Maybe I can be a superhero …
Maybe by learning to practice grace in my life … accepting God’s forgiveness,
I can learn to practice grace in other people’s lives as well.
Practice Grace this week. In your life and others.