The reason that Hollywood movies need heroes is because deep down inside we all know that we need a savior.
Someone who knows our need
Someone who knows where we are
Someone who can even get us out of the trouble we have caused ourselves
No hero can do that for everyone person. That would take super-human knowledge, super-human perception, and super-human strength.
We need God.
God is the Warrior Who Saves. He fights for us, overcoming the enemies of doubt, guilt, sin, and selfishness in our lives. He revealed Himself to us by coming to earth in the form of a man, Jesus of Nazareth. He lived a perfect life, died for our sins on a cross, and victoriously rose from the dead. Jesus proved that He is who He claimed to be – God. He is the Warrior Who Saves.
Hear these words from the prophet Zephaniah. Notice the words in this verse that describe who God is. Reflect on His greatness. Trust in Him. Follow Him.
Zephaniah 3:17 (HCSB)
17 Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.”
Notice these things about the Lord:
He is among you
He is the Warrior Who Saves
He rejoices over you with gladness
He will bring you quietness (peace)
He responds to you in love
He delights in you
He cheers for you with shouts of joy
When our children were infants, one of the things we would love to do was hold them and rock them. Often I would sing to my kids. It was a wonderful joy to have them look up at me with little eyes of wonder. In Zephaniah 3:17, at the end of the verse, the Bible says that God delights in us with shouts of joy. It’s a picture that can be understood in a couple of ways. One is the picture of a warrior who rejoices with a shout of joy over his people who have been delivered from their enemy. The other picture is of a parent who is singing over his children as he holds them in His arms, protecting them and caring for them and keeping them close. Both pictures remind me of how amazing God is.
He is the Tender Warrior Who Saves.