Monday, July 15, 2013


ZOMBIES! THEY’RE EVERYWHERE! You will find them on the movie screen, on television, they are the subject of books and graphic novels, and then let us not forget video games! Zombies! They’re everywhere!

Zombies, at least the Hollywood and video game variety, are beings stuck somewhere between life and death. They are lost souls finding home in neither heaven nor hell nor Earth. They stalk around with dead eyes that pierce the soul of the living. Their purpose is to create others like themselves, lost souls wandering, sulking throughout the Earth seeking those they can drag into their own pitiful and lost existence. Yuck!

I have met some zombies in my life, they are Christians who are stuck somewhere between death and life. Having been drawn to the Savior and His life-giving grace, they still choose to hold on to the clothes of death. Though they have responded to the call of Christ to die to themselves so that they can live unto Christ, they still hold on to that which is death. Thus, they never truly experience the deep freedom of life in Christ. Determined to hold on to the life that is death they miss the power of the Spirit’s life within them.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives within me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)  It is for this reason that the Apostle admonished the Christians at Colossae to take off the old death clothes of the old nature and to put on the new clothes of the new life. (Colossians 3:1-14)

When we choose to live this way, dead to self but alive in Christ, it is then we can experience the peace of Christ ruling our hearts. It is then we can express deep thankfulness. It is then we can sing to each other in the key of faith. (Colossians 3:15-16)

Fellow Christ-follower, we were not called to live the zombie life, rather in whatever we do, “whether in word or deed, do it all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17)
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