Last night Joey and I went on a real date with friends and without Finn. Our sweet pastor’s wife and daughter, Gay and Morgan, babysat…and folded my laundry; those rascals!
We finally saw The Avengers. Joey and I love superhero movies. Maybe it’s because we leave the theater feeling invincible and genuinely surprised that we can’t fly.
Joey’s favorite line of the movie was, “Hulk, smash.” Mine was a slightly more sophisticated interchange between Loki (Thor’s estranged, demented brother) and Nick Fury (the director of the Avengers). Loki asks, “How desperate are you that you would call upon such lost creatures to defend you?” The Avengers are a motley crew of mischievous, misunderstood beasts, spies, lab rats, and scientists; not heroes in the traditional sense. This made me consider how God chooses to use us ordinary people–you and me–to carry out his valiant purposes in this world. To defend the faith with honor and without fear. We particularly feel humbled to parent Finn, a noble calling we neither expected nor feel equipped for. God must think we’re superheroes after all.