Isaiah 41:17-43:13; Ephesians 2:1-22; Psalm 7:1-7; Proverbs 23:29-35
There’s been a rash of zombie movies in recent years–zombie comedies, zombie horror flicks, zombie romances.
I haven’t been able to figure out the attraction and devotion to zombies. Is it because something so grotesque, yet so similar grabs our attention? Is it because something dead still has power to control, scare or effect the living–even though it’s just “Hollywood?”
St. Paul seems to have a handle on zombies. He writes:
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” Ephesians 2:1-2
Like the Hollywood zombies who crave the living, Paul tells us something about ourselves:
“All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the craving of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.” Ephesians 2:3
Like zombies who can’t “help themselves” Paul points the way to our rescuer:
“But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even as we were dead in transgressions (sins). It is by grace you have been save.” Ephesians 2:4-5
Zombies no more!
“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8
Lord God Heavenly Father, thank you for your great love and mercy that rescued us from our miserable, zombie life of sin. We are no longer the walking dead, but those living by faith in the One who gave His life for us. May we live in full confidence of sins forgiven and joyfully tell others your message of hope. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
“May God be gracious to us an bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” Psalm 67:1-2