Thursday, October 27, 2011

Masters of the Universe and Such...

**Disclaimer - read at your own risk!* It's been two years since I've attempted this!**

It's almost Halloween, the time of year when people go a little crazy dressing up as characters they are not.  Not much different than real life really - just minus the costumes :)  To some extent we all wear masks that disguise what's underneath the surface.  To one group you are this, another group that, to all groups you "have it together" or so we would like them to think.

Over last couple of weeks I have joked with a friend that my Wonder Woman costume had gone missing, stolen by some rogue thief trying to ruin me. I suppose the truth of the matter is, I never owned the costume to begin with.  Even if I did have it, I doubt highly that I could access and make full use of the powers.  I am not and will never be Wonder Woman, unfortunately.  I will always be human, highly fallible and prone to stupidity at times. 

It is said that into every life a little rain must fall.  Forget the rain, this is a hurricane, baby!  Not to worry, it's only maybe a CAT3.  I guarantee somebody somewhere out there has it worse than me. Hurricanes come in all different categories and phases, strengths and sizes.  I'm convinced I manage to bring some of them upon myself.  But I try to remember they never last forever.  Perhaps if I were Zeus and ruled the air I could control some things, but alas, my powerful thunderbolt is gone too! I'm wholly out of luck.

When it comes down to it I am not the Master of any Universe, not even my own.  I don't want to be.  As I mentioned earlier, I am human, imperfect, and the last time I checked the role of God was filled.  It's a good thing too, because I can't handle my own life on certain days, I know I couldn't handle yours! :)

When I get tempted to get caught up in the hurricane and think "why me", I remember Jesus and think why NOT me.  I'm no more worthy of a life with no problems than anyone else in this world.  After all, even Jesus, who was perfect for crying out loud, faced the worst persecution and death.  Last time I checked no one was threatening me with a cross.

So, I will live this life to the best of my ability, no superhuman powers.  But I do have a superhuman God and I don't have to be the Master of my universe, because He is.  It's a good thing too because I think He forgives my shortcomings and mess-ups better than I forgive them. That's all you get from me tonight!


Mary Lynn said...

Love sure can get the message on paper.

Earle-girl said...

And don't forget, most superheroes are tortured souls anyway. I just read this on my friend Leslie's blog, and I'm always amazed how true it rings:
I Corinthians 4:16-18 ~ Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

cristena said...

Write a book and I'll be the first one in line to buy it! Seriously!