Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
If we are fishermen on earth's waters and our lives are like boats in the Lord's fleet, then Jesus is our trustworthy Captain: the One Who proved He could calm stormy seas.
If we are soldiers recruited by God and our duty is a Great Commission, then Christ is our victorious Captain: the One Who defeated our enemy and shows us how to walk in His success.
On every front, Jesus is a Hero, and people look for heroes to follow.
As the grandmother to five small children, I've seen lots of super-hero movies, costumes and plastic toy action figures. I have to admit I like them myself.
Here's one thing Christians and the world both know; we're in a war and heroes are needed. So we fantasize them in wondrous ways. But don't we know the most wonderful Way?
Jesus Christ is Captain America. He's the Captain of every government. Although He's momentarily away, we should continue to tell His Stories, because They're real, as opposed to fiction. And lots of people want to know The Truth.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.