Wow, today marks one week to go until welcome 53 children into St James for 4 days of our Superhero Holiday Club. We are going to be spending each day looking at a different super power that Jesus had- from power over creation to power over death.
It’s staggering to know that only around 25% of those signed up go to church (whether SPSJ or elsewhere) and therefore the opportunity we have next week to share the Gospel and the love and grace of God with these children is immense. The world we live in today tells us that we need to be self-sufficient and self-obsessed, that we are in control of our lives and if we’re not, to take it back. But when we come and encounter that love and grace of Jesus, we recognise that it’s about someone so much greater than us. We can try and do things ourselves, but we don’t have to look far or go far to realise that we can’t do things in our ownstrength- it’s not sustainable and it doesn’t always produce the best results.
Superheroes have a plethora of powers- from flying, to strength, to speed and to saving the world. Now I don’t know about you, but I can’t fly, there are days I don’t feel very strong, I certainly can’t get anywhere fast at the moment and I definitely can’t save the world. As much as I like to help people and fix problems and spin plates, there are only so many plates I can spin before one starts to wobble and even break.
The reality is, we are not superheroes, Jesus is the only one who can save and this is the main truth we want to get across this coming week. He is a superhero who rescues, who loves unconditionally, who isn’t self-seeking but seeks us, who protects us from enemies and who carries us in our struggles. Lean on him today. Share his love today. Walk in that grace today.