Often I reminisce on my childhood days. One of my fondest memories had to be getting up early Saturday mornings and watching the cartoons. There was such a variety: The Smurfs, Bugs Bunny, Superfriends and The Justice League. Though there is now a Cartoon Network and other cartoon channels, today’s shows do not compare to the ones of yesteryear. Our super heroes had spunk and character. It seems as of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin, Thundercats even Scooby Doo had a certain grit and guts to them. They were awesome! Though they were make believe characters, they offered a certain sense of empowerment about them that attracted us. It was this liking that allowed us to believe we could be just and strong and powerful as them.
In current day, when we feel defeated, weary, and sometimes overwhelmed is when we should reflect on the days of our beloved cartoon icons. He-Man and She-Ra had imaginary powers but we are Children of God which allows us to have real wonder working power. It is our feeling that we cannot make it, weak that God can transform us. It is in our weakness that His power in us is made perfect. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Paul tells us, “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV) Though we cannot dress up in outrageous costumes and yell phrases like “From the power of Grayskull” when troubles come our way. Still we have more power than they could ever have: the power of God. With Him we can use His super power in us to conquer our every trial of life.