This day always causes me to reflect on whether or not I would have the courage to "lay down my life" and it also turns my attention toward "heroes of Faith."
I have a long list of people who I consider true heroes and role models of faith . . .
Abraham, Noah, Job, Moses, King David, Abigail, Joshua, Esther, Deborah, Naomi, Ruth, Rahab, Peter, John (and all the Apostles) Mary (the Mother of Jesus), Mary Magdalene, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Adrian Rogers . . .
My list could go on and on, because there are so many men and women whose stories are part of "His-Story" in the Bible
and throughout time. I have known and know some amazing heroes in my life, including my Dad, who is the one who introduced me to my faith in God the Father, the Son and Holy spirit.
When I think of a hero, I think of someone courageous, brave, steadfast and resolute in standing (and willing to die) for what they believe in and are devoted to something or someone greater than themselves and thinking of heroes always brings to me to mygreatest hero of all - JESUS!
Without a doubt, Jesus is my "Super-Hero." There is no person that I can think of who I love more, look up to, admire, aspire to please, honor, praise, worship, trust and follow-after, like Jesus. It will take me an eternity to express my love and gratitude for who He is and what He has done for mankind as our Redeemer King.
Because the "presence of God enlightens the world" I believe that the heroes of our faith come to a place in their lives where they realize that to love, honor and serve God first and foremost is the greatest act of heroism, especially in a world that seemd to be moving rapidly toward a spirit of "anti-Christ."
What does faith heroism look like to me? . . . "true heroes of the Faith are enlightened by God's presence and they are prepared and committed to sharing the "Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ" even if it means that they are misunderstood, laughed at, persecuted, despised, hated and suffer for the Faith." - Dary Northrup
People who live with this calling on their heart are easy to spot because they . . .
Praise God in happy moments
Seek God in difficult times
Worship God in quiet moments
Trust God in painful moment
Thank God every moment.
"Lord, I want to be a "hero of the Faith!"
With Faith, Hope and Love - all for and because of HIM!
Angie "a mom like you"