Sunday, August 16, 2015

True Heroes!

Dear Readers,

There has been some talk about heroes, or role models recently. Charles Barkley had the famous line a number of years back that is listed in the picture below. He emphatically stated, “I’m not a role model”, or in essence a hero. He then said, "Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids."
Also, there was a recent news article that went viral where one soldier declared that Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner, a past great Olympic champion in the decathlon, was a “hero” at the Espys for coming out as a female.
Lebron James is doing a great amount of philanthropy work in his hometown of Akron, giving large amounts of money for education. He is a hero in many eyes. I, myself, watch like a hawk about anything “Lebron James” and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I’m a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, who like so many others, are waiting for the first Cleveland sports title since the 1964 Browns.
There are many other people that many consider their heroes and they look to as role models to emulate. They are sports stars, movie actors, singing sensations, etc.

But, the Bible has a different take on who we, or our children, should consider heroes. David proclaimed in Psalm 16:3 (NLT): “The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!”

See you next time,