What Super Power Would You Like to Have?

What super power would you like to have?

Seriously. If there were a store that sold powers, what would you get? By the way, would the store be called a “Supermarket”?? HaHaHa.

What do you think? Invisibility? The power to fly? Maybe to eat Mexican food without getting heartburn?

I’ve decided on the wonderful power of REWIND!!!!! When you say the word, imagine it booming and echoing through the air. REWIND!!!!! Yes! I’d like the power to do what the rewind button does on a DVD player- back up life. Admit it! It would be incredible.

In order to see how amazing it would be, let’s play out the following scenario-

You are walking down the street. You see a small child, tumbling out of a tree. He ends up lying in a heap on the ground, whimpering over a broken leg. His mother runs up, sobbing hysterically. “Junior! Oh, no! What can we do?”

Now imagine you have the superpower of REWIND!!!!!  (The exclamation marks are a part of the superpower, by the way). You go back 43.8 seconds in time, race to the base of the tree. Junior topples. His mother cries out, “Oh no! My baby!”

But wait! Because you went back 43.8 seconds, you are there. As he topples, you catch him! He’s saved!

The mother comes running up to you. “Thank you, thank you. You saved my boy!”

“It was all in a day’s work ma’am.” You smile and the sunlight sparkles off your teeth, just like in a Disney movie.

Let’s get back to reality.

The real reason I’d like the gift of REWIND!!!!!  is because of all the stupid things I’ve done in my days; the types of things that cause a person to lie awake at night, slap themselves on the forehead, and say, “Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!” Wouldn’t it be great if you could use REWIND!!!!!, go back and undo all those embarrassing things done, all the hurtful words spoken?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a built in button to allow us to do this. Personal remorse and guilt can be killers. There are those who go through life carrying the heavy weight of past sins, feeling its effect. Satan can use them to bring you down, to make you doubt yourself, and to break you.

Thankfully, even though we don’t have REWIND!!!!!, we do have a God who forgives. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” No matter what I do, through Jesus Christ, God offers forgiveness. He loves me that much. Don’t get me wrong, this is not an excuse to sin, “God has to forgive me, therefore I can do what I want”. No. But what it shows me is God’s love for a flawed human being like myself.

We also have a God who forgets our sins. He doesn’t hold them over our heads, like a sharp sword, cutting into us with constant reminders of past sins. Psalm 103:12 says, “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” When you come to Jesus Christ, He says, “ I forgive you. The slate is wiped clean. You are my child.”

Though I cannot undo the evils I have done, I am so thankful that my salvation, my happiness, don’t rely on a superpower of my own, but on a SUPER SAVIOR.

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