Jesus Christ is the optimum Christian Hero. The ultimate human Christian hero will be conformed into the likeness of the Lord. Let’s discover the meaning of a Christian hero, the Christian hero and a Christian hero definition.
What makes a Christian hero? http://www.christianpost.com/news/angelina-jolie-hails-christian-war-hero-for-teaching-her-to-rise-above-adversity-in-wake-of-cancer-scare-136757/ shows us the essence of a Christian hero and the impact that hero has on people around him.
Louis Zamperini, was the Christian hero I speak of. He died at 97 years old of pneumonia and had a major impact on two lives he came into contact with. His daughter, Cynthia Garris, had been so touched by her father’s faith that she became a Christian at a young age. Cynthia tells of a miraculous moment with a non-Christian, Angelina Jolie, the director of the movie “Unbroken”. They were filming for a scene in the movie in Wales and the weather was horrible. Angelina had been so impressed by Louis’ faith that she did what he would do-prayed.
She asked God for a miracle to clear the storm so they could finish the scene. She prayed and the clouds rolled away and the sun appeared. They finished the scene and she yelled ”cut” and it started raining again! Louis, the Christian Hero, left such an impact on her that she believed in the power of prayer.
The Christian Hero-continuing with Angelina’s story. She came from a family where her grandmother and mother contracted and died from cancer and Angelina was next in line. She had 87% of developing breast cancer and a 50% of developing ovarian cancer. She had some preventive surgery done to avert the cancer from attacking her body.
She was so moved by Louis’s faith that their friendship led her to create the movie “Unbroken” which was based on his life. Louis helped Angelina face the cancer scare by sharing examples from his own life of how Jesus had helped him through many hard times in his life. He taught her through her health scare to rise above the circumstances as he had done so many times in his own life. She has become a stronger person from knowing this Christian hero.
She wants people to get the message from the “Unbroken” movie that she was moved by his faith. The movie seems to have been received well by people. A couple of people commented on the website that it was a beautiful movie.
Louis Zamperini, is a Christian hero by definition if there ever was one. He survived many horrendous circumstances in his life. He survived 47 days in a raft in the ocean after a near fatal plane crash and he withstood horrendous torture at the hands of the Japanese in WWII. He also survived Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder which he suffered from during and after the war. His faith in Jesus Christ helped him to overcome Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder and the Lord helped Louis to forgive the Japanese.
In 1949 Louis met Bill Graham who shared Jesus Christ with him at a crusade and from that interaction Louis became a born again Christian. This man’s life truly defines what a Christian true life hero really is. He walked in the image of Jesus Christ.
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29
Look up www.christianhero.org for the inspirational book “The Hero Within”.