Have you ever been invisible?

When I was growing up I was always fascinated by superheroes who have the power to make themselves invisible.  Being invisible was one of those things that really came in handy if you were facing a foe that was bigger or more powerful than you.  I think every kid has pretended to have the ability to become invisible at some point in their life.

Being invisible was the hardest superpower to get other kids to go along with when playing superheroes.  If you were the first kid to pick a superpower, you always picked invisibility! You could get away with anything by just saying “I’m invisible!”  But, if you used it too much, the superhero game usually ended in a battle where superpowers could not help you.

Being invisible is really cool when you are slapping your brother in the back of the head and say, “I’m invisible so you can’t hit back!”  Being invisible is not so cool when you are confused middle schooler trying to make sense of the situations in your life,while no one seems to notice you.

Being invisible could also be hard when you are an adult caught in a cycle of bad choices and you could really use some wisdom, but no one notices.

I want to develop a new superpower for myself and anyone wanting to follow Christ. This superpower would change the way we treat each other. I want to be able to look at someone and see past their exterior and see them for who they are. I want to see past a broken body, broken teeth, and dirty clothes. I also want to see pass manicured hands, expensive stuff, and fat wallets.  I want the superpower of loving people because we are all made in the image of God and therefore have super value.

P.S. Using this new superpower also gives you the ability to see invisible people.

Hamsight: look past exteriors