God’s Super Love travels faster than a speeding bullet…it’s more powerful than a locomotive…it’s able to leap over the tallest walls of fear and hurt…
Super Love has x-ray vision, able to penetrate the darkest and coldest of hearts.
Powerful people have taken off their powerless self-seeking, self-protecting, excuse-making, wounded version of love and put on God’s Super Love.
Powerful people are not of this earth. Their “home world” is in heaven (Phil.3:20); they currently reside in a heavenly city (Heb.12:22) even though they walk on the earth. And they were given their Super Love powers when they were “born from above.”
Here’s the way Paul tried to describe Super Love (bold-text added for emphasis)…
“And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:19)
Let’s look at four words here…
know = Greek: γινώσκω (ginōskō) = “to perceive, whether the action be inceptive or complete and settled.
love = Greek: ἀγάπη (agapē): “generosity, kindly concern, devotedness”
surpasses = Greek: ὑπερβάλλω (hyperballō): “to cast or throw beyond, to overshoot, excel.”
fullness = Greek: πλήρωμα (plērōma) = “that which fills up; full measure, entire content.”
So, what is Paul’s prayer? Here’s my loose paraphrase…
That we may rest completely and walk in a settled way in the generosity, kindly concern and devotedness of Christ toward us that shoots out far beyond anything we can actually comprehend. And as we grasp this reality, understanding that we are filled up with the full measure and entire content of God!
They do great exploits–loving the unlovable, rescuing the rejected and outcast, healing the most wounded hearts and setting them free with Super Love.
And the only “Kryptonite” known to work against them is their own unbelief.
Super Love is powerful because it chooses to love. It’s not based on whether the object of its affection is worthy or deserving of it.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you…” (John 15:16)
Super Love even pours out love on its enemies and gives everything for them, regardless of their response…
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8)
So what does it look like when powerful people walk in God’s Super Love?
They arbitrarily choose to love others. Their love surpasses human understanding and doesn’t change with circumstances.
Their behavior is never dependent on how other people respond to them (or don’t respond to them).
They never blame others, they never try to “win the argument.” Rather, they seek to understand so that intimacy and connectedness can grow.
“Look! Up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s Super Love!”.. Yes, it’s Super Love…coming from strange visitors who walk the Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Who have Super Love flowing out of them like a mighty river, who can bend the the most steely hardened hearts, and who, disguised as mild-mannered reporters, professionals, common laborers, and all walks of life, fight a never-ending battle for truth, justice, proclaiming that Jesus is the Way!
(Taken from original “Adventures of Superman.” Click here for video clip…)