Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Word Up Wednesdays...Superman Returns

"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my savior; my God will hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemy! though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will hear the LORD's wrath, until he pleads my case and established my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness." - Micah 7:7-9 

In the movie Superman Returns, Lex Luthor nearly defeats Superman by stabbing him with kryptonite, the one element that weakens him and could kill him. Superman falls into the ocean. After being rescued, he makes his way towards the sun because it is from the sun that he gets his strength and power to overcome his enemies.

There are times when our enemy seems to defeat us. He tempts us in the area of our weakness, and we fall. But we do not stay down! Though we fall, we will rise. Though we are in darkness for a moment, the Lord himself will be our light. The Son Himself, the very One against whom we have sinned, will plead our case and bring us into His light. No matter how great our fall or how dark it is in that moment, there is hope in the Lord. He will bring us out again into the light-forgiven, restored and standing in His righteousness.

O God, against You and You only have we sinned. We thought we were strong, but suddenly the enemy attacked us where we were weak. Now, he stands over us, gloating his power and our defeat. But god, we thank You that there is forgiveness with You. We thank You that we will rise again because Jesus rose again. Thank You that He is a cleansing, renewing, and guiding Light in whose light we can stand. Thank You that our strength and power are in the Son and He will enable us to defeat the enemy. In His holy name we pray, Amen.

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