The way of the just is uprightness. Isaiah 26:7
It wasn’t America’s finest hour. The year was 1938, but it could be 2014, with our country stuck in the economic despair following the Great Depression. Putting food on the table is on our minds, and people with decent jobs are among the lucky ones. Violent crime in on the increase and justice seems to be in short supply. To make matters even more ominous, North Korea is threatening to involve the nation in war again, much like the doom of WWII.
Yet into the depressing environment, two men gave America Superman. A red, white and blue crime fighting hero who struck the chords of patriotism and ignited something in our hearts when we needed it most. From that time through today, DC Comics’ Superman has reigned supreme as our most beloved superheroes.
His motto: “Truth, justice and the American way.” It’s the justice that we saw Superman pursue most actively as he turned over to police a cat burglar escaping with jewelry, halted mobsters running away in a boat with their loot after a shootout, and thwarted the evil Lex Luthor’s plot to annihilate California.
With crime and poverty rampant today, we’re still in need of a hero to bring justice. Without Superman in sight it falls on us to bring justice to our world. God says His way is uprightness, and He is counting on us to do our part.
As Christians we’re charged to do justice and walk humbly with God. God made it so simple for us. It’s certainly not hard to find people who need help. Defend the defenseless; help the oppressed; speak up for the weak! It’s our job.