We were going through the drive-thru recently and I ordered three kid’s hot chocolates for the youngest Kemple squirts. Anna jokingly said, “Isn’t dad your hero?” Well, the kids got all preach-ery, and said, “No, God is our hero.” And they followed up with, “Well, mom and dad are our heroes, but God is our best hero.” Our five year old, Emma, then said, “God and mom and dad are our heroes because they are trying to save us from evil-ness.”
Isn’t that what a real hero does? Save you from evil-ness? Here are three passages about our spiritual heroes who watch out for our souls and help to save us from the fire.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Who is your hero and why? Considering Emma’s definition of a hero, and the three above verses, who has been your hero in your life?
Here are a few quick definitions of a hero.
Wikipedia – A hero or heroine is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.
Dictionary.com – a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.
Of course the authority on the subject is Kid President as he interviews Tom Hanks about what a hero is.