When I was a boy, one of my super heroes was Clark Kent, a news reporter for a Metropolis newspaper. This "man of Steel" was working undercover at "The Daily Planet."
He and his affectionate other, Lois Lane, were crime fighters, always doing good for his fellow man. When a distress signal or alarm sounded, Clark would rush into the nearest phone booth, changing into his Superman suit.
Exiting the phone booth, he would shout "up, up and away!" This is a very positive statement and when turned into an admonition, should cause us to ponder a couple of His words.
Let's look at two words - "up" and "away." As we think about this little word up in Scripture we recall Jesus telling us to "Lift up your eyes for the fields are white unto harvest." - John 4:35
The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 6:2, to lift up one another's burdens. Luke writes that if it is necessary, lift a man onto a house top, let him down through the roof, for him to be helped by Jesus - Luke 5:16-20
Looking to ourselves, the Psalmist David shouts, "I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help! My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and earth." - Psalms 121:1
Aaron and Hur helped Moses and Joshua defeat the enemy by holding up Moses' hand - Exodus 17:8-12. Both Nehemiah and Timothy encourage and instruct us to lift up our hands as we praise and pray to the Lord.
As we think of the second word, "away," briefly consider the verses in Ephesians 4:31-32. We are challenged here by the sins that doth so easily beset us. He lists bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking, with all malice! Up, up and away!
Super heroes still exist! You can be one! As a matter of fact, you are one! II Cor 5:21