We’re all wired to be heroes.
Not like with the movies and the recurring rescues from beasts or thugs or natural disasters, but with real-life crisis threats.
I’m talking about the threat of emotional collapse when someone we know feels that nobody cares about him or her.
I’m talking about the threat of financial collapse when one is desperately needing help in finding a job.
I’m talking about the threat of physical calamity when one is in need of a kidney or bone marrow transplant or donated funds for a vital medical procedure.
We can all be heroes in one setting or another.
The greatest way we can be heroes involves the eternal soul.
The book of James shows us how:
“My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.” (5:19-20)
If you have a relative or friend whose faith once burned brightly yet it is now barely flickering in the winds of worldly living, please ask God to show you how to take heroic action for that person.
Communicate your love.
Communicate God’s love.
Communicate what’s at the end of the road he or she is walking.
Remind them of the joy they once felt in Christ’s arms.
Remind them that Christ’s arms are still open and that His blood still cleanses.
Remind them that the father wanted the Prodigal son to come home and that God wants every wandering soul to come home.
There won’t be a whoopin’ for the one who returns, but instead a lot of Woo-Hoo!!!
God is a Daddy who wants His children to come home.
Let’s be children who want our wandering spiritual siblings to come home.
Let’s be heroes.
Let’s start looking for people to rescue.
As always, I love you