In Superman, The Movie, Superman first reveals his powers to the world with a dramatic rescue of Lois Lane.
Lois is dangling from a cable high above the Daily Planet building. She is screaming at the top of her lungs. Just as she begins her long fall toward earth, Superman changes into his power suit and swoops up to catch her in midair. “Don’t worry, Miss,” he says. I’ve got you.”
“Thanks,” says Lois. “But who’s got you?”
Just then a helicopter that has been parked on the edge of the building starts to fall straight toward them and the crowd below. But Superman simply grabs it with his one free arm and gently sets both it and Lois safely back on the landing pad. When he turns to leave, Lois stammers out the words, “Who are you?”
Superman says, “A friend” and flies off just before Lois faints into a heap.
That’s how we would like Jesus to come to us. And that’s why we often aren’t paying attention when Jesus comes to us in less spectacular ways.
Thanks to M. Switzer and to Yogi Purnama for the picture
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
How has Jesus shown up in YOUR life in a less spectacular way?
I WOULD RATHER STAND WITH GOD AND BE JUDGED BY THE WORLD THAN STAND WITH THE WORLD AND BE JUDGED BY GOD!