February 9, 2016 Year C (Shrove Tuesday)
In many comic book stories, a good person is paid evil by an an enemy (Psalm 35:12). The superhero is called upon to vindicate that good person who has been hurt.
The victim can’t call out to law enforcement because the law punishes people for a crime, and there are limits to their abilities. Law enforcement exacts punishment or judgment, but not vindication. For vindication, a victim needs a superhero – someone who is more powerful than the law.
There are times when we want someone to come and save us from our enemies. We need someone to act on our behalf to help us, to make things right. Like the victim, we want to beg God to make things right (Psalm 35:24-25). Like the victim, we also desire people who are going to rejoice in our vindication (Psalm 35:27-28). Like the victim, we will take this opportunity for vindication by the ultimate Superhero as an opportunity for praise (Psalm 35:28).
Prayer: I will praise You for your vindication in my life. You have helped me to see that You are my Superhero.