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Topic: Heroes (03/08/04)
By Pennie Hoover
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“I hate that alarm clock.”
The world wakes me up and challenges me every day to strive for the images and the things that it values. But, I have a secret weapon. A Hero. And, He is bigger than the world.
I drag myself to the mirror and say good morning to my Hero who lives inside of me. He made me beautiful. I shower and coif to please him and honor his amazing creation. He is a perfectionist.
I love breakfast. It is my favorite meal. My Hero provides breakfast for me every morning. He is so good. I read the words that He wrote and He writes them on my heart to strengthen me for the day. It is miraculous how He does that. He sees the future and knows exactly what I need to learn at exactly what time.
He is my shotgun, my back seat driver and my accountability partner on the way to work. He keeps me safe. He keeps me humble with careless drivers by reminding me that I make mistakes too. He provided my car for me. He could have given me a fancier one but He knew just what would be best for me.
From the car to the office is the hardest part. I always see that beautiful one first. I used to look down because I knew she must think I was fat or frumpy or awkward. But my Hero showed me that she needed Him. He lifted my chin and smiled at her. I saw something in beautiful I never saw before. Now, I even speak to her when we pass.
My Hero points out the successful, intimidating looking ones to me. Without my Hero, I would not even look up. I would just try to get to work as invisibly as I could. He tells me to pray for this one. You have to be patient with this one. This one needs me today and I will use you. Here is one you can trust because I am with him.
I know everyone wishes they could have a Hero like mine, an all powerful, all knowing, all loving, always present help, comforter and teacher. He is available. There is more than enough of Him to go around. He will never turn you away. He will walk with you faithfully every day and everything will look different when He shows it to you.