Both Brandon and Sean were huge superhero fans. Their rooms were filled with action figures and comics of the most amazing super heroes from their imaginary world. They were familiar with their names and stories.
“What do you love most about a superhero?” Mommy asked as they settled in for their evening devotion.
As Sean sat on the couch with his mommy in his footy pajamas, he made punches in the air. “Superheroes are always able to defeat evil. Evil monsters and people who want to hurt innocent people are always defeated by superheroes,” he said.
Brandon added looking into space as if he could see his favorite superhero right there in front of him, “What I like about superheroes is that they are never afraid and always know what to do.”
I’m about to tell you about a superhero who lives with you. We’re going to call him “Superdad.” Mommy smiled.
The boys burst into laughter. They thought of their daddy as someone who sat at his computer working, a shy gentle man with his hair starting to go away. “Daddy isn’t a superhero!” They said together.
“Well right after you boys were born, daddy and I received Jesus and now Jesus is in our hearts. You know that don’t you?” Mommy said and both boys nodded.
“Well Satan didn’t want us to have wonderful boys like you who would be raised to serve God. One day, daddy got up and in his spiritual eyes, he saw the house was full of evil creatures lurking around. These creatures were trying to find ways to stop God from doing His will in our lives. From afar, daddy heard a trumpet call coming from heaven that they were planning to defeat Satan’s demons.
Right away daddy put on his superhero armor. He used the sword of the word of God. And the breastplate of righteousness. Our living room became a huge battleground between Satan and God’s servants. Your daddy led the attack charging forward shouting the battle cry. “IN THE NAME OF JESUS.”
The enemy was tired of attacking. They swarmed around him. Oh, they were nasty and creepy, evil things. They were angels who fell with Satan and demons and evil spirits like Jesus cast out of people in the Bible.”
“Oh mommy, I would be so scared to see demons like that.” Sean said his voice quivering thinking of how brave Superdad must have been.
“Well Superdad was filled with the Holy Spirit so he had the boldness of God in him.” Mommy continued. “He stabbed with the word of God’s word sending the demons howling from the battle. Once an army of evil things tried to attack our family and daddy used the super weapon of praise.
Raising his mighty sword into the air, he sang the praises of Jesus and the evil spirits fled from him. The fire of the Holy Ghost we read about in Acts was coming from daddy’s sword and the ends of his fingers.
This was because he was full of God’s power and anointing to fight evil. Finally, Superdad stood face to face with the prince of all that was evil himself.
“The devil himself? How could daddy fight him?” Brandon was terrified at the thought of the daddy he loved facing the most evil thing in the universe.
“Well that’s because your daddy is not only brave and strong and full of the superpowers of the Holy Spirit but he also knows who he serves.
He knew he could count on his Lord to back him up. He pulled the sword of the word out and declared. “AT THE NAME OF JESUS, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.”1
Just then, Daddy stepped aside and lowered his helmeted head to his sword. From behind him Jesus stepped up and cast Satan away. Jesus spoke the word of God and banished the evil one from the battle and from our home forever.
Then he put a barrier of protection around us so we can live here in peace and worship God. This is so daddy and I can raise you naughty stinkers to become mighty men of God. “This is just like daddy.” Mommy finished the story tickling Brandon and Sean and making them giggle.
“Oh now, are you telling that old story of the battle with Satan again?” Daddy said walking through and smiling seeing his family playing together.
“Daddy we want to be superheroes just like you!” Sean shouted jumping up to him for a hug.
“You will learn the Bible and how to pray and all the lessons you will learn at church and Sunday School and Jesus will use you boys to battle evil too. Just wait and see.” Daddy said hugging them goodnight.
The boys watched daddy the superhero walk away. To their eyes, he was just a regular dad, but even then, as he walked off, they thought they saw small flames shoot from his fingers.
I hope you enjoyed this Christian children’s story about honoring your father and mother from the 10 Commandments brought to you by Making Christ Known. I hope you will come again to read other stories with life lessons. Thank you so much for visiting and God Bless! – Bob
1 From Philippians 2:10-11 – “..so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”