Monday, August 25, 2008

HEROES

First of all...just wanted to say I've been HIJACKED!!! As you see from my last post "somebody" posted on here... :) Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone though! :) I'll say, that post "somebody" did was QUITE the show, HORRIBLE pictures and well...yea. Anyway, I've had a lot on my mind since the premiere and wanted to post what I wrote while on the plane....so here goes.

As I'm on the plane right now I can't sleep because I have so much on my mind. The word "HERO" keeps coming to mind. This guy came up to me at the premiere and started crying saying I was a hero to him. This humbled me to a point that is hard to describe. I am no hero, I have accomplished nothing, I don't live a life worthy of those to look up to, but this young manyr eally got me thinking because I sat back and thought of those heroes to me. My Mom first of all, she lived a life worthy of praise and through her journey with cancer, she was a living testimony. She always had an eternal perspective and even with this film, she only wanted it done because she wanted God to be glorified and it to bless others. My MOM is my hero. Also, our Savior Jesus Christ. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for US, sinners. He conquered death and reigns in heaven. What's so "eye-opening" to me is the fact that both Jesus and my Mom were willing to die for others to "save" them. When my Mom was diagnosed she said to me, "Danielle, maybe God has to take me to save your Dad, is it worth it?" It WAS to my Mom, my Dad's salvation meant more to her than her life on earth. That in my eyes is heroic. So back to my main point...What that guy said to me hit me so hard because it almost made me feel guilty. I want to live a life worthy of being considered a hero, but I'm not. I'm not sure I'd be willing to die for others and I don't think there are others who look at my life and see Christ radiating. I'm so very weak and only by the grace of God have I gotten through this already. But it is my goal to become more like my heroes in my life and I encourage you all to examine your lives and think of your heroes. Ultimately think of Christ, how do we measure up?

(As soon as I get pictures from the premiere I'll be posting about that!)

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Thanks for the post, Danielle! I have been thinking about my heroes lately, too. Their examples inspire and challenge my walk with the Lord.

You know, I think that people we see as heroes would not consider themselves to be heroes. They may feel weak and not like a "hero" at all, yet WE see how God's grace is being made perfect in their weakness and that's what makes them a hero! We see a glimpse of Christ, our ultimate Hero, in their lives.

"And He said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Cor.12:9

Hannah B.