Have you ever thought about what your superpower would be? I thought it might be cool to be like Jesus and be able to read people’s thoughts (Matthew 9:4, Luke 5:22). Or maybe to be able to be like something my Grandpa used to say, “I’d love to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation!” Not that I want to be a fly on the wall, but rather to be able to make myself small enough to not be seen.
This weekend I got the opportunity to drive a 12-year old foster girl to a swim lesson. We’ve been around each other several times so she felt comfortable talking and asking questions.
She asked, “If you could have any superpower, what would you have?”
I was really surprised that I was able to answer off the cuff, “I don’t need to want a superpower, because I already have one!”
I glanced briefly to the passenger seat to see a very confused looking girl. “You do? What?”
Looking back to the road I answered, “Prayer is my superpower.”
“I talk to the GOD of all Creation and He listens.” I briefly paused and then said, “And He answers me too!”
She, completely wowed, asked, “Really?”
“Yes,” I said. “He even moves heaven and earth on my behalf!”
“NO WAY!” She said amazed.
I asked her what superpower she would have if she could have one. She answered, “The one you have!”
I said, “Well, you already have this superpower because you made Jesus your Savior. You are my sister-in-Christ and daughter of the Father GOD. All you have to do is talk to Him and He will listen. And He will answer and move on your behalf.”
She was very excited to know that she too has a superpower. It was fun to think of prayer as a superpower!
If you could have any superpower, what would you have?