Our children went to see the long awaited movie and came home raving about it! Our youngest son who is 16 said Superman (Man of Steel played by Henry Cavill) reminded him of Jesus in a way. My husband and I went just the other day and I have to admit, I agree. Here is this super-man who is not of this world and has a heart to help others with supernatural powers. Now don’t get me wrong, a fictional character superhero does not even compare to the Savior of the world, but I must admit, this movie has some definite spiritual tones, at least in my opinion. There is much to be said of this blockbuster but all I can say is if you haven’t seen it, make it a point to go!
What amazes me is how humanity is looking for a superhero, much like the one in this movie. Some even believe our government has all the answers and some believe they have the power to help. But the truth is no one comes close to the One who has the real power: A being born of a virgin, (born of man) and yet the Bible says He is God come in the flesh.
As I think back on the movie, I remember the scene where he was in a church asking the minister for guidance and behind him was a beautiful stained glass image of Jesus. Another very interesting similarity, Superman was 33 years old when he was forced to terminate one of the evils of Krypton: General Zod (played by Michael Shannon). This super being had great powers with a strong desire to destroy humans. Jesus was 33 years of age when He went to the cross to save humanity and God raised him from the dead three days after his crucifixion. This allowed his power (God’s Spirit) to live in all believers demonstrating the Love of God in the earth for all mankind.
One more thing that comes to mind: The cape. Even though they called him the man in blue, he was robed with a cape of scarlet red. It may have no significance to you, but to me it depicts the blood of Jesus that was shed for all mankind. Jesus blood flowing from his body is what washed away all sin and delivered us from it’s power. Jesus gave up His life as a man so that we might live. No man, no government and no superhero could ever do what He did.
God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only son that whoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus.