BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me."
There have been so many songs written about the famous Superman and his great abilities, not to mention all of the movies and TV shows based around the comic book hero. (Superman is personally my favorite superhero, and if anyone tells you Batman is better, they're lying!) So with having heard many of the songs, seen most of the movies and TV shows, and even collecting a good amount of Superman swag, I've still been wondering why the idea of Superman is so appealing to myself and others. Something I've noticed is that, as women, we want to be with a man who has respect and integrity, is strong and brave, and at the same time has a nerdy side that is simply adorable. Sounds like Superman, right? Then we see those beautiful actors who play Superman on TV, and suddenly, we're caught under the spell of a fictional character. Now I'll be the first to tell you that there is nothing wrong with having fandoms to immerse yourself in--I have way too many, to be completely honest. But I think that between all the superheroes we find in our culture today, we forget or don't even realize that we already have a Superman taking care of us: GOD. I have two comments about this: 1) This is not such a good thing because that means many people are mistaking something fake for something real, i.e., mistaking Superman for a God-like figure; however, 2) this could be a good thing because it means people yearn for something bigger and more fulfilling in their lives. Especially for women, it means we seek higher standards in our Prince Charmings on earth. The most important point, however, is that we keep these two ideas in balance. This means that no matter how fun it is to dream about Superman (and believe me, I know it's fun), we always need to come back to God and His love. So if you're like me and waiting for Superman to come and pick you up, please help me, yourself, and others remember that God has already picked us up. God is the better Superman, and you can bet He's flying around saving us all, one Lois Lane at a time. Your Laughing Sister, Callahan