This time of year people are talking about “zombies.” Karlton shares how we are always alive because of Christ’s gift to us–eternal life!
“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.” (Luke 20:37-39)
When I was a young boy my mother took us to the drive-in theater. The movie playing was “Night of the Living Dead.” I’m not sure what my mother was thinking because the movie terrified me.
Even though I’m not a fan of zombies movies I must admit that I have often empathized with these characters. When I find that I am dragging myself through some store with my wife, shuffling along, all I’m missing is the moaning and groaning to fit the part. And when I find myself in a severe mental fog, essentially brain dead in front of the television, the word “zombie” seems to fit my situation.
Yet, despite feeling like a zombie on so many occasions, there is alive within every believer the Spirit of the living God. We are not dead, but alive through Him!
We may feel like we would fit in nicely on the set of a zombie movie, shuffling along through our lives, fighting through the mental fog to wake up our dead brains. But within every believer beats the heart of one touched by God, made alive through the blood of Jesus Christ.
In our culture zombies are popular right now, from movies to television series, there are even gatherings of people who get together dressed up and acting like zombies. But fellow believer, though you may sometimes feel like you are a zombie because of your physical or mental state, within you beats the living heart of a believer, and we serve a God who is very alive.
When you are feeling wiped out and worn out, when your mind feels more dead than alive, call upon the Lord, ask for His power and might to fill you, and for His Spirit to revive your dead life. We may sometimes feel like zombies,
but we are the living, breathing, loving children of a God who is very much alive, and because He is alive–so are we!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remember that even when we feel very dead inside, and worn and weary outside, that You are very much alive within us and living through us. Amen.
Does your affliction make you feel zombie-like? Do you feel like you are barely alive compared to those around you? Ask the living God to fill you with His power and presence.
About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He still does not like zombies, even though he has sometimes felt like one because of his affliction.
Do you ever hear the worship songs and just feel nothing? Do you feel numb about all the holiness of God people speak of? This is an original worship song written with inspiration from Isaiah chapter one, and it’s called the “Tired Song.” -Lisa