Hero (he·ro)


Our church was allowing the kids to dress up like their favorite Hero this past Sunday. I was curious what the girls would say about who they would choose. I wasn’t sure they would know what a hero is.

So I asked them.

Now I know my youngest wouldn’t know, but my 7 year old took less than a second to point right at me. At the same time, imitating her sister, my 3 year old pointed at me too.

Just before I could get excited and I started to smile, my 7 year old changed her mind. She was pointing into the air and said “I mean Jesus, I choose Jesus”

That’s okay; I’ll take second best hero to Jesus any day.

I think it’s an interesting question. Who is your Hero? I don’t think I had one as a young person. I can’t remember ever being asked. I suppose the way I felt about my Grandfather would represent a Hero to me. I admired him very much. As Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, he got to meet with the President, Queen of England, and so many more famous people. I still don’t know anyone else that can say that.

He was also very courageous. He was a Army paratrooper and spent time as a POW in WWII.

I have many well defined reasons to say my Grandfather is a Hero. But today I see so many Hero’s all around me. They may not be as obvious, but they are no less admirable or courageous.

I know people fighting cancer, fighting the loss of a child, fighting the loss of a marriage with children, and people courageously doing whatever it takes to support their family. All of them truly inspire me.

Do you know a Hero?

Webster’s Definition

1 a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b: an illustrious warrior
c: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities
d: one who shows great courage

2 a: the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work
b: the central figure in an event, period, or movement

3 plural usuallyhe·ros: submarine 2

4 : an object of extreme admiration and devotion : idol

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