And I thought, they just can’t help it.
These themes seem wired into the DNA of the writers who create fictional heroes, like they're following a subconscious blueprint. With some variations the same rough storyline appears again and again. Captain America, Ironman, the Terminator, Ethan Hunt, Big Hero 6 and even Baloo the Bear all self-sacrifice to save others, rising from their near death experiences to pose for the final sequence. Not too original.
But what if there was just one who wasn’t fantasy?
What if someone actually did live an awe inspiring life of courage, integrity, generosity and compassion (and yes, extraordinary abilities), lay down that life to save the world and rise in victory?
Now that would be a hero worthy of the title. One worth following.
Well, as historicity goes, the eyewitness evidence stacks up.
Such a hero existed and can be accessed even yet through simple faith expressed in prayer.
And the world already knows His name.