What Does Strength Look Like?
When I was a little girl, a well meaning family member purchased an early Christmas present for me that I absolutely adored: a bright red superhero cape.
I was delighted with the present. I tied the cape around my shoulders and ran through the house yelling, “I’m Super Girl! I’m Wonder Woman!”
“No running inside,” said my long suffering grandmother. “Go outside to play.”
Eagerly, I rushed outside of the house. My grandparents had a wide open front porch that was, in my mind, the perfect length for a runway.
“I can fly! I can fly!” I screamed with joy as I raced to the edge of the patio. “Look at me! I can fly!”
I threw myself with abandon into the air. For one weightless moment, it really did seem as if I was flying. Then, I crashed to the ground with a solid thump.
I was lucky that my grandparents’ home had a soft lawn to break my fall. Sadly, I wasn’t a very bright child. After taking a few moments to catch my breath, I got to my feet and tried again to fly.
I tried again-
I spent many long happy evenings attempting to fly after taking a running leap from my grandparents porch. I had almost forgotten about my many failed attempts until, years later as an adult, I saw a picture on Facebook of a similar red cape; however, this one included a warning label that said, “WARNING: PRODUCT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY.”
Apparently, I was not the only child who had dreams of being a superhero....
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Rev. Rebecca Holland, M.Div. O.S.L.
Hello! My name is Rev. Rebecca and I serve as the solo pastor at Christ Community United Methodist Church. I believe that preaching is one of the most important aspects of my job. PWhile I have done my best to commit my sermons to writing here, please know that the art preaching is an oral act. When I prepare sermons, I often include images, video clips, music, props, and ways to engage physically with the message. I love to gather with our church family to worship and sing hymns to God; I absolutely love to share the Word of God with people.