I watched Dead Pool 2 on television the other day. The movies are violent gore meets junior-high humor. I am not recommending it because it isn’t for everyone, but those who enjoy them LOVE them. I have to be in the right frame of mind, and the television version is more PG13 than R. Anyway, Dead Pool is needing to put together a team of super heroes, and he interviews candidates. These mutants, as they are called, have special abilities. One gal stood in front of him with no apparent talent. He asks, “What’s your super power?” She replies, “I am lucky.” The banter is quite funny here, but he can’t get his head around how luck helps with anything. If you do watch the movie, you’ll see that unfold.
I sat there contemplating my super power. I’m not talking about my gifts like writing and speaking. It isn’t that I inspire people or am a great host. No, I was truly wondering what IS my super power? If I look back at my life—which to some seems to be wrought with challenges, trials, and tribulation—one constant wove throughout, and the answer was simple and clear: the favor and protection of God.
This weekend, I got to use my super power. My husband and I went motorcycling with friends. We had to take a freeway to access our route to see the wildflowers east of Phoenix. We were riding in the carpool lane when my spirit sunk and my stomach turned. Something bad was going to happen. I didn’t say anything to Steve, but I began praying to my Heavenly Father. I had already asked for protection during our ride, but I pleaded for safety. I asked for His hand to be upon us.
I no sooner said, “Amen,” and I smelled smoke. Seconds later, our motorcycle started shaking and wobbling…like it was having a seizure! Steve calmly moved us over to the side of the freeway, one lane at a time, as I continued to pray fervently to our Almighty God.
A huge nail struck our back tire, puncturing it. Thankfully, the tire didn’t blow out or I wouldn’t be typing this blog today. It burned so hot, though, that it melted the side panel of the bike and went through some wiring. Yes, my super power came through!
This was an extremely stressful and precarious situation; yet, I found peace in prayer. My super power forced me to focus on God, His protection, and His favor. We are extremely grateful, to say the least. So, what’s your super power? Best to know it before the stuff hits the fan. Just saying.
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