Are we impressed by Superman? I mean, if he were real—with his superhuman strength, his x-ray vision, and his only weakness being kryptonite—that would be impressive. We watch the movies and it is fun—to think of flying like he does and rescuing those in danger. How awesome! But those of us who believe in Jesus as our Savior get to experience something, Someone, even better! We have a SuperGod in our lives! Our Savior is a Man of Steel that has no weakness. He is our Armor, our Shield, our Strength, and our Rock.
What brought me to this today? I just heard a story, and all I could say at the end was, “We have a SuperGod!” It’s a story about a son of a friend of mine. He became very ill with a rare condition. There are many diseases in the world that doctors need to know about. If you have a rare one, may this story encourage you.
My friend's son and his wife were traveling through Europe. It seemed he was having a heart attack. When admitted to the hospital it seemed more like a virus had infected his heart. The doctor began treatment for the condition she thought it was. But there had also been a doctor on duty when he was admitted who suspected something else—a doctor who said he was always on the lookout for this condition. He did a special test immediately that takes a week to get results on. The day her son was going to be discharged, the results from the test came back positive. He has Pheochromocytoma. It’s a tumor in the adrenal glad. He will need surgery.
My friend contacted a stateside cardiologist who gave her a number for a doctor who specializes in this condition. When she dialed the number a man answered. She asked if it was the office of Dr. Smith? (Name changed) He said, “I’m Dr. Smith.” When he heard my friend’s situation with her son, he said that he was the doctor she needed. Since this is seen only once or twice a year, most doctors only see it in medical school. He told her he has surgically treated 163 people with it. He is also an anesthesiologist. He understands the complications that can occur during this surgery. It must be done only when the patient is physically ready to withstand such a surgery. He also told her he is rarely at this number. And then gave her his personal cell phone number. He would email with her son, and also contact the doctor in the Netherlands to work together on getting him back to Stanford.
Searching And Noticing the Divine can strain our “eyes” some days. Other days we can see our Lord like we have x-ray vision into His supernatural world. On those days, God can't escape our gaze because He shows up in so many amazing ways. For my friend’s son, He was the on duty doctor, the correct diagnosis, and the person to person call with Dr. Smith. These are not coincidences. This is our SuperGod at work. All we can do when day is done is pray and give thanks for our Rescuer, our Savior, our Rock of Salvation, and our Healer. Jesus fears no "kryptonite," and neither should we!
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)