I was recently pondering the term hero. What is it? Well I took the liberty to look it up. I came up with the definition of hero: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. So when people talk about their "hero" is that person really a hero? Or is it somebody that they just admire a great deal? When I think of hero usually the first person to come to my head is SUPERMAN or Mr. Incredible (from the movie The Incredibles). And sure they are heroes because they save people, buildings, cities, states, and usually the world, but they are pretend, fiction, not real. But what about those people that we call a heroes that are just actors or singers etc.? People that haven't really done something to be deemed a hero? They wouldn't really be a "hero;" they would just be a person that somebody thinks very highly of. Right?
The men fighting in Iraq, I think, are worthy to be called heroes. They are fighting for something they believe in, they are fighting for our freedom, and I respect that SO much! But I think the One that is really worthy of that title is the one that actually gave us freedom... from sin...and He is Jesus Christ. He died on the Cross. He came down from heaven and put on a human body and suffered on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead! That is something not only heroic but something that deserves our praise, worship, thanks, prayers, hearts, and our lives. He did something that nobody else could do, or can ever do. So when you think somebody is your hero do they really deserve that title? Think about it.