We live in a celebrity-obsessed culture. Never before have we known so much about people who, in many ways, matter so little.
It makes one wonder, where have the heroes gone? We have a lot of celebrities today, but very few real heroes.
One person put it this way: “The hero is known for achievements; the celebrity for well-knownness. The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature. The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the press and media. Celebrities are people who make news, but heroes are people who make history. Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.”
We need more real heroes today, don’t you think?
A hero usually gets the credit for their act and that is why we call them a “hero.”
In contrast, an “unsung hero” is the person who perhaps never gets the credit. We may discover their deed of heroism much later than when they performed it. We may discover them long after they have died.
Unsung heroes are sometimes wives, and other times husbands. Sometimes they are children, but more often they are parents. They can be a teacher, a coach, an uncle, an aunt, or a grandparent.
They are people who worked behind the scenes to help someone else, but while that other person may have gotten the credit, these unsung heroes know they played a part.
Can you think of some unsung heroes in our culture today? Maybe we would recognize them, or they are only known to you. Share with us who they are.
“Unsung Heroes” this Sunday at Harvest
This Sunday morning, I want to talk about unsung heroes. I am going to focus on three men from the Book of Acts who filled that role.
You may be an “unsung hero” too, so I hope this will encourage you.
I’m going to South Dakota!
I am going to be speaking in Rapid City, South Dakota, this Sunday night, July 20.
I will be at a large Christian festival called Hills Alive. I will speak right before the band Switchfoot performs. So remember us in prayer there, if you would.
For more info on Hills Alive, click here.
Lost Boy news!
We will be showing Lost Boy: The Documentary at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa on Sunday, July 27, at 7:00 P.M. I will also be giving a message following the screening.
So if you are in the Orange County area, mark the date and come join us!