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The Last Word

During my children’s moment with the kids in Starting Point on Sunday morning, I asked them how many superheroes they could name. They came up with the ones you might expect, like Superman and Batman. But then one little girl said, “Robin!” I had to stop for a second. She was right. Robin was Batman’s sidekick, but he was a superhero in his own right, too. And that got me thinking.

You might say Jesus has some unlikely sidekicks, too – you and me. At one point, near the end of his ministry, Jesus said to his disciples, “I no longer call you servants, but friends.” He told his disciples to go out and do the same things he was doing. In fact, Jesus even said, “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these…” How amazing is that?

Paul puts it this way in Philippians, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.” (2:12-13) In other words, the power to change the world is available even to sidekicks like you and me!