Heroes Wanted

Eph. 6:10 “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.”

So, what is it that draws us to heroes? Why all the hype about superheroes? I don’t know about you but it seems like Hollywood is putting out several superhero movies a year. If you are like me you grew up on Batman and Robin, Superman, Spiderman; maybe your heroes were the Bionic Woman or Six Million Dollar Man.

Today we are so desperately looking for a hero to rescue us or save us from our troubles, pain, or to make the bad guys go away. I’m guessing none of us are going to get special powers or end up bionic like Lindsay Wagner, but all of us can become heroes of the faith. Whether you believe it or not, we can all become heroes. God makes us heroes; we can be used by God to rescue and help someone out of their hurt and pain as we reach out with compassion and care.

Be a hero to someone today – share a smile, lend a hand, give a word of encouragement, meet a need, anyone can be a hero. God uses the least likely – God used fisherman, tax collectors, prostitutes, the abandoned and insane to make a difference and reach a world for Him. Choose to follow Him, and He will equip you.

Today, find some way to reach out and make the world different and point people to Christ. If you are in the area, join us all this year at our Ladies Who Lunch events where we will look at how we can become heroes and study some of the heroes God used for His glory.

Lynne Jahns

Lynne is a Christian counselor and holds the honor of being the first Director of Barbara’s Place at America’s Keswick, a residential addiction recovery ministry for women. Lynne is married to Bill Jahns, who also serves on staff at America’s Keswick as the Director of Housekeeping. When not working and studying, Lynne loves to be outdoors and to travel. Family is very important to both Lynne and Bill and a lot of free time is spent with relatives and close family friends. Lynne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences from Cedarville University in Ohio, a Master of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey in Community Counseling, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Louisiana Baptist University.

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