I have a nephew that lives in Uganda. He is two years old, funny, adorable, and he is my superhero.He was born on National Hero’s Day. So we call him Hero.

When Hero was a few months old, he received his first superhero assignment. He came to visit us after my husband passed away. You can imagine the sadness and grief my family experienced. Especially in those first few weeks. No matter how sad we were or how many tears we cried, Hero’s baby super powers kicked in. He smiled and laughed and cooed at us. And we smiled and laughed right back at him. It was hard to be sad when Hero was on your lap. God sent us the perfect superhero to help us heal.

Everyone loves a good superhero story. And very soon, we get to introduce kids to the ultimate superhero. Jesus! His powers aren’t make believe, like in the movies. They are real. He is the same today that He was 2000 years ago. He was God, but became man. He healed the sick, cast out demons, multiplied one lunch to feed thousands, even commanded a storm to stop. But Jesus did so much more when He saved us from sin and death. He won victory over the grave when he rose again.

But that’s not the end of the story. Jesus told the disciples that He was sending someone. A helper, comforter, someone to teach us, someone to give us boldness and confidence. The Holy Spirit!

Romans 8:11 says, ” The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.” YOU! Jesus has commissioned us to teach people about Him. And he has given us His super power, the Holy Spirit, to help us.

You may have heard of the Avengers, Justice League, Fantastic Four, Guardians Of The Galaxy. But you’re about to join a group of superheroes that are even more powerful. This carefully selected group will affect eternity. The KSMC Team!

While you may not wear an outfit with a mask and cape, (please, no tights!) your laughs and smiles and love will make you seem like the coolest superhero that those kids will ever meet. And that’s some pretty powerful stuff!

Stephanie Saum