My Hero…

Last week I got a call from my sister. She was preparing a devotional talk for the inmates at a woman’s prison. She and several other women go to the jail to play basketball with the inmates and share Christ with them. She had a great idea about what to share, but needed some direction. So we began bouncing ideas around…Here is the general idea of her talk…

Everyone likes heroes. Little boys love super heroes. They are strong and tough. These heroes fight for what is right! Our society has lots of heroes. Sports heroes like A-Rod, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers who just won the Super Bowl. After 9-11 our society realized there are also everyday heroes. Firefighters, police men and women, EMT’s all who willingly laid down their lives for the sake of others.

Do you have a hero? What if someone came into this jail today and told you that he would serve the rest of your sentence? So that you can go free now. Would he be a hero to you?


I have a sentence against me. The Bible says, “the wages of sin is death,” (Romans 6:23) eternal separation from God. That is what I have earned for doing things that do not please God. But God sent His son Jesus, my hero. He took my sentence for me so that I can live in heaven with God forever! “For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

I have a hero, and His name is Jesus. Do you want to know Him as your hero? Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Powerful stuff isn’t it? Jesus our SUPER HERO, our sentence bearer, God wrapped in flesh, died to make us His adopted children. It still amazes me. I pray I will never get tired of hearing this news and that each time I hear it, I will be more and more amazed by it.


Is Jesus your hero? Tell me what He is doing in your life or how He is amazing you. Have you asked Jesus to be your hero (or Savior)? Please consider praying this prayer:

Dear God, I know that I am a helpless sinner. Your word tells me that I have earned death – eternal separation from Youfor the choices I have made that are not pleasing to you. Please forgive me for my sins. I thank You for sending Jesus to take my sentence so that I can live with You forever. I accept His offer to be my Hero, my Savior, my Lord. I give You my life from now on. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

Now tell someone that you made this step of faith. Share it here so I can be praying for and with you.

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4 Responses to My Hero…

  1. D2 says:

    I love me some comic books. Although sometimes, I wonder if little kids have more faith than we do. Because if someone asked me who my hero is, saying “Jesus” almost feels like a “Sunday School answer”, if you know what I mean.

    I guess I grew up with comic book heroes, so those are the kinds of heroes you can never meet in real life. Personally, a hero for me would have to be someone I’ve met in real life, in human form. Yes, Jesus is my Lord and Savior, a hero to me in that sense.

    Honestly, my hero is my dad, despite my differences with him. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Vietnamese “boat people” refugees, but my dad led a tiny boat of people to Indonesia, where my parents and their fellow refugees stayed for several months before being allowed to go to America.

    My dad left everything he knew, including his parents, in order to give a better life to his children. There are times I wish I could have done more to honor his sacrifice. People think I’m smart, but I honestly think that if my dad had had the opportunity to go to college, he would have flourished tremendously. That is to say he’s a lot smarter than I ever could be.

    I know, it’s a cliche to have your dad as my hero. But he is, because he made heroic sacrifices for me.

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