Marvel Comics put together a series of stories about a group of superheroes called the avengers. Their purpose in life was to defeat evil soundly and completely. In addition, the avengers helped the weak and downtrodden and kept them safe from villainy. Marvel Comics did not come up with that idea originally. David spoke of the only true avenger–God. As we have often talked, God is a true superhero–all powerful, all knowing and all places and times at once–God sees all and knows all. Amazingly, He–unlike the Marvel crew, has no weakness. He has been the true avenger since the beginning. He avenged Israel countless times, And throughout Bible history–he has protected his own and defeated those who would harm them.
God remains our protector and our avenger. We cry out to him and he hears our prayers. We have enemies from all sides. Not only the obvious haters of God, but the very culture in which we live continually tries to destroy the family and eradicate God from everything he has built. While the world often feels it has experienced success–God remains the center of the world. Their very attempts to discredit him only further prove his place and power in the world. Since the Tower of Babel, men have plotted and planned ways to replace him. Still after they have been long dead and Gone he remains.
He not only remains, He continues to protect, provide and prepare us for the world we face and the home in heaven where we will spend eternity. He is still the same great protector and avenger–we are humbly grateful for. Thanks God, for being our Superhero!
God Bless You
Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;
proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 For he who avenges blood remembers;
he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
13 Lord, see how my enemies persecute me!
Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may declare your praises
in the gates of Daughter Zion,
and there rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,
all the nations that forget God.
18 But God will never forget the needy;
the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
19 Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph;
let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, Lord;
let the nations know they are only mortal.