In the past week, I’ve listened to a lot of music. Mostly pop music, but plenty of rock, alternative and country. There was even some jazz and bluegrass sprinkled in there as well. Even as I’m writing this, a melody is playing in my head.
It’s a song called “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, and the lyrics are rolling over and over in my mind. The author laments his inability to live up the characters he reads about – Achilles, Hercules, Spiderman and Batman. He isn’t a hero at all.
But that doesn’t matter to the author’s love interest. She’s not looking for that anyway, turning his thinking upside down:
She said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss
On the Buckner blog this month, we’re highlighting some of our heroes as we lead up to Halloween. All of us want to be someone’s hero. When we were younger we wanted to have the full costume and cool name and fight crime. As we’ve gotten older, we want to be someone who protects our families, fights for what’s right and saves the day in a time crunch or crisis.
We can still do all that. And more. As long as we realize like the author of the song above that we’re not required to be superheroes to make that happen.
We’re called to be like David. He was a young boy who was almost forgotten in the search for a new king. He wasn’t big. He wasn’t strong. He wasn’t even perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
But he was God’s chosen one for the moment because he sought to follow God’s heart. Acts 13:22 says:
After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.”
Want to be heroic this week? Where is God leading your heart?