I remember watching a cartoon channel when I was very young, and one of its little features that it would run was the old show Mighty Mouse. I don’t even know when that old cartoon started playing. I think my mom was little. But Mighty Mouse’s little theme song always stuck with me.
Here I come to save the day!
That’s what heroes do, right? They save things. They rescue people. Well, in his own little world, I guess Mighty Mouse was a hero. But being a hero in the real world works a little differently than in the cartoon world.
Can a person actually save the day? You’ve heard that saying before. So-and-so saved the day! But I’m not really sure a puny little person like you or me can actually save anything.
We were singing a song in Judgement House praise and worship Wednesday night, “Salvation Is Here.” It’s a classic. Upbeat. Great lyrics. Inspiring. And after a day like I’d had, I needed to remember that we have salvation through Christ.
The chorus to this song begins: “ ‘Cause I know my God saved the day.”
For a moment, I thought of Mighty Mouse. Is that sacrilegious? Or any other litany of superheroes who are all about saving the day. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big superhero fan. I love those types of comic book stories. I love their symbolism, that someone stronger than us has to come along to help us otherwise we’d all be done for. But in real life, we don’t have superheroes. Yes, we have heroes, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have heroes in my life who have rescued me from a lot. But the only real superhero in real life is God.
Think about the definition of a hero, and that’s who God is. He sacrificed to save us. He rescued us when He didn’t have to. And He did it Himself.
Today’s verse is Ezekiel 34:11-12.
For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.
God saves the day all the time. But what does it mean to save the day? To me, it means that a day that could have been rotten turned out awesome. It means that a day where everything could have gone wrong ended on a high note where everything worked out. Who can do that but God?
Saving the day is definitely in God’s job description. I just don’t think we think about it. I mean, He’s God. That’s what He’s supposed to do, right? But just because it’s something we expect of Him doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate it. And we absolutely shouldn’t ignore it.
So how has God saved your day recently? What situation did He work out in your life that you thought wouldn’t never happen? What help did He give you that you didn’t expect to come? What way did He provide for you that you never saw coming?
Pay attention. Remember. Take a moment and think about it, and then thank Him for it. Maybe we expect Him to save the day, but that doesn’t mean He has to. God is God. He can do whatever He wants, yet He chooses to shower us with His love and His blessings and offer us His help and guidance. He deserves praise and glory and honor even if He didn’t help us get through a day because He’s God. But how much more should we adore Him because He loves us? How much more should we thank Him because He wants to help us?
Remember, He doesn’t have to. But He does because He loves us. And if that isn’t a superhero, I don’t know what is.
I know my God saved the day today. And I’m glad about it. How about you?