You get up every morning and go to work; you take the kids to school, to lessons, to practice; you eat a quick dinner and go to bed, only to do it all again tomorrow. You may not feel like your daily routine is important. You may not think it all amounts to much, but it does. What you may not realize is that you are a superhero. While you may not don a cape or a mask, your home is your Gotham. Your orders are simply to make a difference.
One way we are ordinary superheroes is simply by raising the next generation, be they our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or kids at church where we volunteer. When we faithfully, consistently bring them up in the way they should go, we are doing more than just raising kids; we are making disciples.
Another way we can be superheroes is when we are at our place of work or school. When we are good, honest, hardworking employees that make the most of our opportunities, we get to represent Jesus in addition to our company. Instead of putting on your work uniform, imagine yourself putting on your costume and springing into action.
We are also heroic when we fulfill our obligations at church. Things like keeping the nursery, working with youth or children, taking up the offering, passing out bulletins, running lights and sound, driving vans, teaching a class, or serving on a committee help the church service come together. There would be no choir without choir members; there would be no music without musicians; there would be no church without church members. Keep using the spiritual gifts with which you have been entrusted, and your local church will be blessed.
Finally, we can be heroes when we live our lives in society “as we are going.” The man who owns the store should say Christians are his best customers; the lady who owns the restaurant should think Christians are the best tippers. The sheriff should say he never has to cuff Christians. The principal should want more Christians on campus. The mayor should recognize the positive impact we make. We should start revivals, not riots. As church attendance rises, crime should fall. Divorce rates should drop. Abuse should reduce. Budweiser should go bankrupt, and the Playboy Mansion should go into foreclosure.
Every day there is a call to action, and we must respond. Though we may be tempted to sit it out, the world cannot afford for that to happen. Lives and souls are at stake. Mom, Dad, grandparent, employee, church member, citizen: you are an ordinary superhero.