So I’m officially in love with the song from Trip Lee’s new album called “The Invasion (Hero) Remix! If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy of this CD I would strongly recommend that you do! This song in specific if my favorite. Not just because the track is off the wall, the lyrics are totally banging! The song presents Jesus in a light that I’m sure not many people think of Him everyday, as our Hero. The word hero usually makes us think of a guy in a tight spandex outfit who can fly or has super powers like Batman or Superman. They are acutely aware of the needs of others and use their special powers to save people from dangerous situations and receive praise from the city for their heroic acts. It is very easy to see Jesus fulfilling this role in our lives as well, minus the spandex outfit lol.
If you think about it, Jesus is the ultimate hero. Jesus saw us in our sin and came to our rescue because He loves us. He saw us drowning in the boiling flames of hell’s ocean, we were hanging on by a plank of wood barely keeping us afloat. We were inches away from the teeth that are gnashing and the flame that is never extinguished. But right before we were submerged and lost forever He came down from heaven and swooped low into the flames and pulled us out by the hand.
While human heroes are motivated by service to others and society, or even fame, Jesus is motivated by love and a passion for His Father’s glory to be spread throughout the universe! He loves us by rescuing us so that we can have eternal access to the Father, which is the best gift any sinful human can ever receive! Christ paid a great price for our rescue, it cost Him His life. Eternal, immortal, God, He couldn’t die, yet He wanted to die for us. So He wrapped Himself in a body of flesh and took upon Himself the punishment that our sins deserved. This ultimate display of divine love is shown only in the cross where God’s rescue mission is completed. And one day He will come back to lead us all to heaven where we will forever praise Him for His glory, love, mercy, justice, and holiness.
Jesus is the hero of heroes! Listen to the lyrics of the hook in the song:
“Like a G5 yeah You rushed to rescue me/took the cross in exchange for a throne to save me/You began a work and I know You’ll finish and make all things right when You come back/Cuz you’re my hero, already saved the day/Cuz you’re my hero and I know you’re coming back for me!”
I’ll close with the last little section of words from the song:
“I once was lost, You came and found me/Gave me Your life now Your grace surrounds me/There is no greater love than that which is found in Jesus!/Oh precious is that flow that makes me white as snow!”