Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holding Out for a Hero

Revelation 3:11
"I am coming soon.  Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown."

Revelation 19:11
"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.  'He will rule them with an iron scepter.'  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:


Every woman wants a hero.  Every woman wants to be pursued, rescued, and treasured.  In the context of dating I would encourage each of you single ladies to hold out for that special man God has for you.  Make a list of the characteristics you would want in a hero and give it to God.  Wait patiently till the day God brings you the man he has destined for you since the beginning of time.  I promise it will be worth the wait.  

On a different level, the ultimate hero has already done more for us than you could ever want or imagine.  He gave up his life for you.  That is the ultimate sacrifice.  What more could you ask for?  Do you know anyone else who loves you enough to die for you and solely you?  Not only that but he wants to pursue your heart.  He is a gracious and compassionate hero (Ps 103:8) who longs for your love and affection.  He waits for you to call to him (Jer 33:3) and he desperately wants to spend quality time with you (Rev 3:20.)  

And finally, he treasures you.  Song of Song 4:7 tells of how beautiful he thinks you are.  Psalm 139 describes in intricate detail how he made every lovely detail on your body.  He loves every curve, dimple, and scar because he placed them their just the way he wanted them.  Not only that, but again, he died  for you (John 3:16, John 15:13-14, Romans 5:8) even though you didn't deserve it (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23.)  

Yes he did all this, and then he went away for a short time.  But he left us his holy spirit, therefore we are not alone.  The spirit knows us, speaks to us, and guides us as we seek our hero. (1 Cor 2:11, Matthew 4:1, Acts 2:4, John 6:63)  And the wait for our hero is getting shorter and shorter, as the above passage described his second coming, he will ride in gallantly on a horse wearing his shining armor and carrying the sword of life.  He will come back to finally end the battles we face everyday on earth.  He will end them once and for all, wipe away our tears from years of pain and abuse, and take us back with him to his royal kingdom.

And the best part is, this isn't a fairytale at all.  It's the true written word of God.