2011-05-13

Smallville – The Pecae Of Being Superman

by Yo Snyder

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” The TV
show Smallville came to an end on Friday after ten seasons on the air. The
finale finally showed Clark Kent fulfilling his destiny in becoming Superman.
There have been a lot of interpretations of Superman over the years, and
Smallville was certainly an interesting one. One of my favorite
interpretations, however, is from writer Grant Morrison. He believes that
Superman, seeing as he’s invulnerable and impervious to harm, would be one of
the most relaxed, chill, calm and at peace persons in the world. He’s Superman,
so what does have to be uptight or worried about? We need to ask ourselves the
same question. After all, we have an almighty, all-powerful, all-knowing God
who loves and cares for us, who promised to never leave us or forsake us, who
promises to dwell within us and fill us with his power — and since that’s case,
what do we have to be uptight and worried about? We should be like Superman,
perfectly at peace, calm and relaxed, secure in the knowledge that our loving,
invulnerable God keeps us in his care. It’s kind of a cool thought to think
that we can be a little bit more like Superman thanks to the security of God’s
love, and the good news is we don’t have to wear a cape.