Last week Monday Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. Lee was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and the main mastermind behind the creation of many of the famed superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and more. People all over the world, young and old alike, have become avid fans of these characters. These heroes are loved for their super powers, courage, sacrifice, and because they always seem to save the day and the world from utter destruction and some evil arch enemy. Perhaps there is a sense that we wish there could be such heroes in the real world. Well, there once lived such a hero, and His name was Jesus.
Think about the qualities of Christ in relation to Lee’s superheroes. Jesus possessed extraordinary powers and abilities. He could transform and multiply food and water (John 2; 6). He had power over the weather (Mt. 8:23-27). He could walk on water (Mt. 14:22-33). He knew what others were thinking, what they would do, and what the future held in store for Himself. He was an amazing architect (John 1:3). He brought others back from the dead, and He Himself was raised. Just by His touch or word, the terminally ill and permanently lame were healed. He could walk on water (Mt. 14:22-33). Thus, Jesus saved the day for countless individuals. Furthermore, because of His love for all people, He sacrificed His life, saved the world, bringing hope to all (John 3:16-17).
What a hero indeed! No comic book character can even come close. Especially because Jesus actually lived and did all these things. There are many other characteristics of Christ the superhero which were not mentioned. One in particular is the other-worldly realm where Jesus came from and where He went (John 14:1-6). All who belong to Christ will join Him in that world of glory and endless day!