We all familiar with the fictional superhero powers of Spiderman. He makes a web with his fingers, swoops down and saves an innocent citizen from falling or being held captive from an evil villain. Spiderman is called upon in desparate times. He is adored, admired, and a throbbing celebrity, but even Spiderman had an humble beginnning…
Peter Parker was no superhero before he became Spiderman. He was a broke high school teenager with no girlfriend and no popularity status. He suffered rejection, loneliness, and inadequency during his teenage years. Peter Parker was indeed a social outcast.
We all know what happens next…Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him an enormous amount of strength and powers to defeat evil.
My dear friends, we are the “Peter Parker” Christians. The fact is, before we had an encounter with Jesus Christ, we were nobodys. We struggled to find our identity in a complex world, because we didnt have God, and therefore we were miserable and was trying to fit in with the secular and mainstream society. We were the just an “avearge Joe” trying to make sense out of a complicated life. We had nothing to hope for or live for.
But, just like Peter Parker had a radioactive experience, we had a SUPERNATURAL experience. We became intimate with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God baptized us with fresh faith and he saved us by his grace and mercy. After he saved us and regenerated us, he gave us a special power—the power to turn the world upside down!
The world is longing for that superhero—We are that Superhero!! We need to reach the “Peter Parker’s” out there–the rejected, the outcasts, those who are struggling with their self-identity. We have become transformed, and God has given us different ministries and talents to reach a lost and dying world. This world is on the very edge of falling of the cliff—with God’s help, they can be caught in his web–a web of forgiveness, grace and mercy–but they won’t know about it until Peter Parker tells the testimony of his transformation that will impact in their lives.
I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see…I once was Peter Parker, but now I’m destined to save this world and to inform them that God loves them and wants to save them…I am a “Peter Parker” Christian.