Batman and Jesus

Mother Teresa. Corrie ten Boom. Eric Liddell.

Parents, first responders, Sunday School teachers.

These names come to mind when I consider the question,“Who is your hero?

When my sponsored child from Mexico responded to the same question, I couldn’t help but smile. Angel’s response? Batman and Jesus. What a great answer! I love the honesty of this precious 8-year-old boy.

Batman and Jesus are the ultimate dynamic duo. I understand the connection in Angel’s mind. Both are good guys; both battle evil.

When I was 8-years-old, Batman and Robin were my heroes. I grew up watching the original Batman TV series that debuted in 1966. My still-treasured Robin mug is evidence of a slight crush on Batman’s sidekick. Together they battled crime and defended Gotham City from the villains. Good always prevailed over evil in each weekly episode.

I discovered the other half of this dynamic duo on my knees in a college dorm room. I recognized my need to be rescued by the True and Holy Hero.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight. Psalm 51; 3, 4 (NIV)

Today’s headlines cause me to believe evil is winning the battle. But in His Word, I am reminded my Hero holds evil’s short leash.

It is written: As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God. Romans 14:11 (NIV)

In the end, Good wins. My Hero, Jesus, says so. Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess.

In January, I travel to meet Angel in Mexico. I’ll kneel beside his wheelchair and surprise him with a Batman t-shirt and a Spanish Bible. Gifts to honor his heroes: Batman and Jesus.

Much of what happens in our world is evil and bad, but God specializes in bringing good out of it. ~Rick Warren

10 Comments

  1. What perfect gifts to take to Angel. If I can support the journey in any way, please let me know.

  2. So awesome you will be able to visit him!!! What great gifts to take to him. So thankful that Jesus has been our number 1 hero for many years!! (And, I look up to you too!!!) Grateful for dorm rooms or apartments and any place in between that have brought us to our knees to trust
    that perfect hero!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this message..
    As kids we watched Batman too… I can picture large signs popping up during action scenes….WHAM!! Pow!!!
    God’s Word can be gentle, encouraging , contemplative at times. It can also be like a light bulb , or a large sign that flashes in our minds.
    Pow! I love you, follow Me!
    Kazam!!!
    Jesus is the only way!
    Ive been clinging to Jeremiah 29:11 lately ….

    Cindy A Beliver

  4. Loved this!

  5. First time reader here. I just had to comment and say that I love this post. It’s straight forward, loving, and beautiful. Batman and Jesus; the Dynamic Duo. 🙂

    • Krista

      October 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Welcome, Kayla! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your encouraging words. Hope you will visit again.

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