Well the Super Bowl is over and the players may go down in sports history or they may soon become just a fleeting memory. The Groundhog has predicted another six weeks of winter and I presume most of the people in America would like to take a shot at that little fur ball. Lady GaGa jumped off a roof and everyone thought she was amazing. The Beatles will long be remembered for changing the course of music in our country, but eventually they too will become a vague flicker of the past. We put our faith in our leaders, our entertainers, public figures and often those “heroes” fall by the wayside, because they had no real substance.
Maybe you’ve just published a book. Will it become a best seller? Will you gain immediate success and notoriety? As Solomon once said, “There is nothing new under the sun.”
Our every day heroes often are really nothing more than a flash in the pan. Some go on to live in the history books, but the sad fact is they all die. We all do. It’s part of the human condition. The only real substantial thing we have to hang onto is God. He never changes.
Jesus is the only One who defines true heroism. He put others first – lived a perfect life – fulfilled everything written about Him by the prophets – overcame the devil – was willing to die for everyone, including His enemies.
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” Ralph Waldo Emerson