William Shakespeare wrote about lovers whose deaths reconciled two feuding families. When tragedy strikes Romeo and Juliet, readers feel the pain of this story. Shakespeare borrowed from an Italian tale adding his own spin to his famous novel taught in American English classes. Yet, like anything in life, people change, evolve and learn to adapt. If a similar classic was crafted today, the title would read something like Waiting for Superman to Arrive.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him, Lamentations 3:25.
As millennials become co-dependent on technology, the next generation is in danger of being lulled into complacency. Sure, it’s nice to be able to keep up with electronic advances, but do you really need a device named after a girl to help you remember things? Have people become so lazy that you can’t even find a location without asking Alexa or Sery? This trend breeds individuals to go through life waiting for others to help you out. Unfortunately, Superman is a comic character who isn’t going to rescue you from the trials of life.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay, Habakkuk 2:3.
Don’t get me wrong, waiting isn’t a bad thing. In fact, the Bible encourages souls to be patient, seeking God as you wait for answers. Nonetheless, the only Superman in history lived most of his life undercover, serving his community as a carpenter. Before his departure in the first century, this man spoke of a counselor yet to come, an invisible presence able to direct and guide human hearts. Instead of sitting back and relying on an electronic voice, it’s time to be proactive. Therefore, as followers of Christ waiting for the second coming of Superman, Jesus, trust in the Lord so that you will be ready like the good servants in the Parable of the Talents.
by Jay Mankus