Who We Need To Be Humble For

I finished editing the beginning of my sermon and I had one of those little "coincidental" heart touching moments of faith. I think I might have my conclusion now, but I have to change my hero from Spider-Man to Superman. Then again, maybe it was just for me on this night that I don't seem tired or have the desire to sleep.

In the background as I was editing I was listening to Five for Fighting, one of my favorite bands. As soon as I uploaded my post, the song Superman came on.

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird...I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd...but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but won't you conceed
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away...away from me
It's all right...You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy...or anything...

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me.

Maybe it isn't what he was really writing about, but it touched me. He wants to have a faith in a home that he will have some day. He wishes that he could even lie about it. But he just can't because he is not a superman. But it is in that hopeless that we really do find that special thing inside of us. We find a heart that can be completely submitted to God.

Every so often a song that I listen to strikes me about why I must be humble and live a servant like faith. People are out there hurting, people like John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. They need Jesus, and they don't even realize it. Unfortunately, it is hard for them to see what Christ wants for their life because those that claim to follow Christ are so astray, almost as much as those who don't presume to know him, maybe even moreso. As far as it depends on me, and hopefully on you, we will live our lives as humbly as we can so that Jesus can be shown to the world through us.

Watch out for the potholes unless you can fly.