We never get tired of Superman, the man of steel, who saves humanity time and time again. The story is classic, predictable, and we love it! Why is that? Because we know that our hero will always win. We know that good will triumph over evil. We know that Superman will always save the day.
Man of Steel, the latest reboot of the superman story directed by Zack Snyder takes a brand new look at this man sent by his “Heavenly” father to earth, raised by humans in a humble Kansas home, who enters into his “Ministry” at age 33. Sound like a knock off of anyone else we know?
Messiah figures come in all shapes and sizes but as close as they come to resemble Y’shua, (Jesus name in Hebrew), none can ever compare to the genuine article. But just for kicks let’s try.
|Son of Jor-El (Hebrew for “God will uplift”)||Son of El (Hebrew for “God”)|
|Not from this earth||From heaven|
|Kal-El, Superman’s name (Hebrew for “voice of God”)||Yeshua Jesus’ name (Hebrew for “salvation”)|
|Natural birth||Virgin birth|
|Can fly||Ascended into heaven|
|Invulnerable (except for kryptonite)||Became vulnerable (by choice)|
|Beats up bad guys||Turns the other cheek|
|Born or Krypton (raised in Kansas)||Born in Bethlehem (raised in Nazareth)|
|Feared by government||Feared by government|
|Had a double identity (Clark Kent)||Was totally transparent|
|Conquered Evil||Conquered the root of Evil|
|Lives in an fortress of solitude||Lives in community|
|Started at age 33||Completed at age 33|
|X-ray vision||Sees your heart|
|Ice breath||Weather obeys him|
|Is a comic book character||Is real|
Well there is the biggest deal breaker right there. When the credits roll at the end of the film many are reminded that it was all pretend and may even get a little depressed that no “super” man exists in real life. However, Y’shua does exist and Superman is just a shadow of who Y’shua is. Good and evil are real and so is the price God paid to save us all from sin.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son [Y’shua], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
The Messiah of Israel died for you because God loves you so much that he freely gave up His own life so that you can have life everlasting. This is great news, because without Y’shua it is all pretend and there is no hope. In the film, Superman explains that the “S” on his suit is not really an “S” but on his world is a symbol of hope. Zack Snyder, during the premiere interviews said that the superman “S” is the second most recognizable icon in the world and that the first is the cross. Both are well known symbols but if you are in need of a savior from all the evil in your life don’t waste any more time putting your hope in comic book characters. Ask Y’shua into your heart to be your superman.