Heroes is my favorite new show of the season. I don’t know what it is about the show…maybe it’s the thought of having some sort of super human power, the mystery of finding out who’s on the list, or just the variety of characters that keeps drawing me back. You wouldn’t think that people who can fly, stop time, or cheat death would have so many problems…but I guess some powers are more curses than blessings. Last night’s episode ended with one of the characters in trouble and deep despair. Nicki’s ‘power’ is her alter ego – her dead twin sister Jessica, who has a violent streak and super strength. Nicki is thrown in jail for various crimes committed by her sister, and as she lay on her cell floor, she cries out, “God, help me???. Jessica then replies, “You don’t need God, you have me???.
How many times have we in times of despair and desperation cried out for help from God, yet turned our backs on Him before He has a chance to help us? Why is it that people have a tendency to call on God for help even if they don’t believe in Him? And why do we rely so much on our own strength and ability despite being shown time and time again our shortcomings? Why is it so difficult to loosen the death grip we have on our lives and give up control?