A hero is a person who combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength in the face of danger while often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for some greater good.
Here are a few of my favorite heroes.
The passengers of United Flight 93.
We’ve been hearing a lot about heroes these days. They have been a popular subject matter for many a motion picture as of late.
Take for example 13 Hours. American Sniper. True stories of American heroes.
Heroes don’t just have to be American. Or Christian. There are countless other heroes whose brave efforts go unnoticed each and every day. Those that battle not just religious and political warfare, but illness, poverty, injustice just to name a few. Those that sacrifice their lives for a bigger, greater good. And to all those heroes I say thank you! ♡
As Americans, we will never forget the myriad heroes of the September 11th attacks. I can only imagine being one of those average citizens on United Airlines Flight 93, a domestic scheduled passenger flight that took on al-Qaeda hijackers on September 11, 2001. Those brave souls untrained in combat that risked their lives to gain control of the aircraft which during the struggle crashed killing all on board yet saving the lives of an unknown target. A target believed to be either the White House or the Capitol Building.
I know I for one would not have been able to sit tight if put in that same situation. Fear would not have paralyzed me. Faith would have enabled me the courage to fight for what I believe in.
That’s what being a hero is all about. Common people believing in a cause. Enough to die for it.
Isn’t that what Jesus ultimately did for us?
He sacrificed His own personal concerns for the greater good for mankind. He took on our sin then died on the cross. A hero. So you and I could live.
Jesus Christ. The ultimate hero.
Let’s all be heroes each and every day. We don’t have to just battle the big stuff. Like wars. We all have our own personal battles we struggle with daily.
We can be heroes each day in the little stuff. I can take the hand of an insecure child and walk him or her into his or her classroom. I can be his or her hero. You can buy the groceries of a struggling young mother in line in front of you. You can be her hero. The list goes on.
I encourage each of us to look around. Follow Jesus’s footsteps. Be somebody’s hero today. 🙂
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
Love and laughter,