From: David Kabanje
Date: September 27, 2021
Subject: GMU: Jesus, the Hero

The Hero, Jesus Christ! 

Good morning, Beautiful People! 

Jesus is the Hero of my story. At age 14, I was sent to jail for shoplifting. I had “sticky fingers” and a crude mouth. I was angry, and my anger facilitated a self-justifying need for approval. Lying and stealing were normative practices until Jesus appeared with unconditional divine love.  I needed a Savior from anger, isolation, depression, lying, and stealing. Jesus saved me from these and much more. I am no longer under the law but under Christ's grace.

Because of Christ, I am a giver and not a taker. Because of Christ, I cherish truth and love. Mary Magdalene’s quote from The Chosen summarizes my experience best, “I was one way, and not I’m completely different, and the thing that happened in between was Him.” Friends, “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). At an early age, Jesus became the Hero of my story. What does a hero do? They come in to save the day, but Jesus is different. Not only did He save my life, but He also transformed it.  I live by faith, knowing that He is the change in me. So, friends, what has Jesus saved you from? 

Permit yourself to ponder the fact that Jesus can be the Hero of your story. Grapple with the implications of Christ’s work in you! What is He working on? What is He transforming, and are you letting Him be the Hero of your story? 

Have a great day with your Hero and Savior, Jesus Christ.