Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Scripture: Luke 21:25-36
“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane. No, it’s Superman!”
Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Superman entertained many children and we were convinced that he could right any wrongs and that he stood for “truth, justice and the American way.” Now there are many superheroes but each one had something that made him or her vulnerable. For Superman it was kryptonite. Whenever he came into contact with kryptonite, it deprived him of his super powers. Of course, as we grew older we realized that Superman was a fictional character.
But there is a real Superhero who is the best. That superhero is Jesus Christ, also known as the Son of Man. When the foundation of the world and life itself are shaken, we take comfort in these words about the Coming of the Son of Man. In our most fearful, trying and dangerous experiences in life, we as people of faith know that the Son of Man is near and that He is coming with power and great glory. This is our hope for “our redemption is drawing near.”
We are not immune to natural disasters, to the failing health of loved ones to accident or disease, to our livelihoods being jeopardized, to wars and the rumors of wars, and to the future looking dark and foreboding. Even in these worst of times, we are not left alone and the Son of Man is near at hand. Our task is to depend on God for strength to meet the challenges of life.
O Lord, You are so great, so strong and so mighty, that there is nothing You cannot do. You are the absolute Superhero and we thank You that You are for us. In life when there are people against us and when we experience hardships, struggles and terrors, keep us mindful that You are the Son of Man, that You are near and that at the right time (God’s time) You will come in power and great glory. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.