It can kind of be applied to the church. God gives Christians various gifts, and he wants us to be able to use those gifts in order to help the church and give glory to him. I think I have a gift with children, so I want to be able to use that by serving children at the church I'm a part of. I'm also going into teaching, which will help me build on my gift and I can use it to make money.
Anyway, that was a digression from what I originally wanted to write about. The people with powers, are able to manipulate certain things around them. Hiro can manipulate space and time at an incredible level. But as I thought about it, so someone who is blind, we are able to manipulate our sight. To someone who is deaf, we can manipulate our hearing. etc. It made me think of all the things I have and should be thankful for. Instead of pining away for fictional powers I wish I could have, I ought to go run a race, because I'm so thankful I have legs and feet that work and that I can manipulate!
Anyway, I wasn't pining around for fictional powers, but it had me thinking how we ought to be so thankful for what we have. This show encourages me to be thankful that I can do what I can do. What a great gift I've already been given!