No matter what TV show you watch, what movie you see or what novel you read, it's got a "hero"...one who rescues the heroine every time, just as she's about to be consumed by the villain. The primary characteristic of these Hollywood-type heroes is courage.
Courage is admirable on the silver screen, but God has given us the most courageous Hero of them all. What Hollywood writer could even come close to portraying the courage Jesus has shown us in the spirit world's version of Star Wars?
Even in the natural realm, Jesus' courage was awesome. He didn't bat an eye when, knowing the Jews would try to kill Him for healing on the Sabbath, He healed a man anyway-in front of the whole congregation! In the same relentless fashion, He refused to turn back when He was warned that Herod would kill Him if He continued on to Jerusalem: "...some Pharisees said to him, 'Get out of here if you want to live, for King Herod is after you!' Jesus replied, 'Go tell that fox that I will keep on casting out demons and doing miracles of healing today and tomorrow; and the third day I will reach my destination'" (Luke 13: 31-32, TLB).
The real "happy ending" is that Christ wants to share this very same courage with you if only you'll ask, believe and receive!
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, I praise You for the courage of Jesus, my "Hero" and my Lord. Your Word says that "the righteous are bold as a lion." Make me as bold as a Lion of Judah now...a fortified city and an iron pillar against my enemies...armed with the courage that is mine in Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen.