Sunday, January 4, 2009

My boy in the paper!

Here is a copy of an article Ethan wrote for his 5th grade Newspaper assignment! Yes, I am a proud mama! :-)

Jesus is my hero

By Ethan Granstrom

Who comes to mind when you think about heroes? Is it Spider-Man, Superman, The Hulk, or could it be Jesus? Do you know who Jesus is? Jesus can be a hero for many reasons. One reason he can be a hero is because he is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Secondly, Jesus is the Savior of the whole world, and lastly because he is perfect.

An earthly hero never actually takes over the world. So, even though a hero never does take over the world, truthfully Jesus can. Pastor Bob Rogers of First Baptist Church of Rincon pointed out in Scripture where it tells us this very fact. In Revelation 19, the Bible tells us how Jesus is King of King and Lord of Lords. That means he rules over the universe and there is nothing that can rule over him.

Next, he is Savior of the world. This means he is the one who dies and then rose again three days after his death. When he dies on the cross all the sins of the world were forgiven. This means that if you believe that he died and rose again you will have eternal life with him in heaven. This is talking about in the Bible also in Colossians 1:15-20.

If being King of Kings and Lord of Lords and being Savior of the world is not enough to make someone your hero, how about a hero that is perfect? Jesus has never lied or done anything bad or wrong. He is perfect. Jesus has even been tempted with sin but has remained sinless. Pastor Rogers pointed out a verse in Hebrews 4:15 that shows how Jesus was tempted.

Even though Spider-Man can swing from building to building, Superman can fly, and The Hulk is super strong, can those heroes stand up to the "real hero"? Only Jesus can be everything a real hero needs to be.

Jesus can be your everything (Colossians 1:15-20).


Jen said...

Very cute article!

I have a $5 Starbucks gift card with your name on it. I just need your address. I'm sorry it has taken me this long to get in touch with you!

Suzanne said...

How awesome! You are doing so good raising him if this is who he views as his hero. I would be beaming too! AWESOME! Thank you Lord for this young man's heart.

The Milner Family said...

Ethan- It sounds like you really know your super heros. Especially the greatest Hero of all. Your faith is awesome and your paper rocks. There is no doubt that God is using you at such a young age.

You are growing up to be an amazing young man! I know that you would not remember us but we think of you and your family all the time and miss you all. Keep the faith!