Well it’s Super Hero Night at AWANA tonight and that means…my favorite AWANA night of the year!!! Because I seriously adore dressing up. When I was little it was just called Hero Night and they’ve changed it now. I’ve struggled a little with the change in title. Because you don’t need super powers to be a hero. Every time I go I’m not a typical comic book super hero and people bug me about it. But I think they’re pretty super.
So what exactly is a hero?
Some people I’ve thought about being have been Lacey Mosley, (the lead singer of Flyleaf.) Thalia Grace, (along with countless others from Percy Jackson) and Tahiri Veila. (from Star Wars if course.) Now, if you know these people you may not consider them to be heroes. Lacey is the lead singer of a rock band, Thalia’s a gothic and Tahiri is a former apprentice of a Sith Lord. So why do I want to be them?
First of all, Lacey Mosley’s testimony and faith in God BLOW.MY.MIND! The lady is a boss! Thalia shouldn’t be judged on how she dresses. She gave her life to save her friends in the Percy Jackson books. And Tahiri….wow. She is an incredible character. She had gone through SO much and yet she remained strong. She made some mistakes, sure. But so do we. She had her whole life destroyed but she kept going. She didn’t let her past define her.
All of these people (and SO many more!) really inspire me. You don’t need super powers to be a hero. Like that one song by Superchick says “YOU could be a hero.” You have the power to make a difference in the world. You can change someone’s life. I get really inspired by people. The things that people do can make the biggest impact in my life.
Do you know any heroes? I sure do. My parents, my older brother, my closest friends, my youth group leaders, and many many more! They might not have super strength but they have the power to change lives. The same power you have. So use it. Go out a be a hero. Don’t wait for someone to step up. Be audacious.