G. P. Avants
Ever have a day when it feels like everything is going your way. You’re flying high and subduing the bad guys left and right. Superman’s name is on everybody’s lips and you feel a swelling pride behind that big “S” on your chest.
Then it happens. Out of the depths of space, into the clear blue skies of your perfect day a little Kryptonite falls.
You feel weak and powerless. They bad guys find a loophole in the prison system and our back on their rampage. Your landlord expects the rent early and on top of that you have spilled bleach on your super suit. That never happens to heroes, right?
You may not be Superman ,but people think you are. They count on you do be able to do anything, anytime and have limitless energy. What’s worse is when you have been exposed to your own version of Kryptonite (we all have something that gets to us) they still expect you to function normally. Sometimes they heap abuse on the good things you’re doing and expect you to take it. (Ask Spiderman. He know all about that.) Sure, they keep on firing away and think it won’t hurt you, but it does.
Hm…Kryptonite takes away Superman’s superpowers, but can’t he still function as Clark Kent? He is an man and we do possess some amount of strength to handle the daily grind of life.
Maybe the Lord, in His wisdom, from time to time. He takes away our “super powers” because pride may be trying to sneak in and tarnish our good character. The Lord makes us humble so we will not depend on our strength but His.
Superman could always use wisdom especially as he takes on enemies that are becoming more wicked as time goes on. So, maybe Kryptonite can be for Superman as the testing of our faith is for us. Either way we become weak so we reach out our hands to our Creator who wants to be the true Superman in our lives. None of us is immune to weaknesses, even Superman. What we have as hope is how the God can use our weaknesses to make us strong. He wants to help us in our infirmities and become victors especially in our lowest times.
That truly is super, man!