What Makes a Hero?

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“Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer.

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:13-16.

What makes a hero?

The CBS News tagline states, “People who make a difference.” CNN writes, “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change the world.” Websters Dictionary, explains heroes as those admired or idealized for brave acts, outstanding achievements or fine qualities.

In the face of the pandemic, many heroes according to these definitions are rising to the top. First thoughts turn to the doctors, nurses, researchers, and E. M. T’s who face this each day risking their own health and life. Let’s not forget the caregivers in the nursing homes. If we look close enough, we see the definitions fit our neighbors.

  • To all of these and those not listed, may we join our voices in prayer and thanksgiving for their service.

We’ve looked at the world’s definition of hero, but what about God’s definition? Is it the same? Was Esther a hero? What makes a hero in God’s eyes?

  • Please, share your thoughts: Who is the hero in your life-besides of course Jesus Christ? None compare to Him.

Thank you, for stopping by and may your weekend be blessed with the goodness of the greatest Hero of all time. Praise God, stay safe and bless others.

10 thoughts on “What Makes a Hero?

  1. I like the definition of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change the world.” Putting my Christian spin on that, Jesus is the true hero, but because of Him and through Him, I, an ordinary person, can do extraordinary things that make disciples and transform the world.

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  2. I believe God sees a hero, as a follower willing to stand on His truth. Not waver when it’s convenient, or deviate because the masses can’t see what your heart knows… to be true. Faith is the substance, but God’s love needs to be; what binds the truth, to what we truly believe! Esther was definitely a hero, God bless!

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