Next week I plan on doing some posts on heroes. So, in the way of introduction I want to give the Sunday school answer. The old joke is that the teacher asked the children, “What animal is small and gray with a bushy tail, lives in trees, and likes to eat nuts?” After several moments one of the young Sunday school attenders raised his hand and said, “Teacher, I know the answer is supposed to be Jesus, but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me.”

 

Since no hero, living or dead, real or fictitious, can compare with my biggest hero, I decided to introduce the series with Him.

 

My biggest hero is Jesus. Why? Again the Sunday school answer: because He saved me. But it goes beyond that. Jesus Christ is the kind of hero that has been shaking up the world simply because of His existence. Forget the miracles—turning water into wine, healing the sick, calming the storm with a word, raising the dead—and look at who He really is. He disturbed the religious leaders by pointing out the inconsistencies in their practices, He baffled the intellectuals by asking simple questions, He turned the world upside down, and is still doing it today.

 

Jesus is my pick as the greatest of all heroes because He is God in person, love in action, righteousness in practice, grace in reality, and mercy in fact.

 

Start thinking now—who are your heroes? Why? Sound off now and log in next week to see mine.

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