Okay, bear with me because this post is going to be a bit weird. But since Halloween is tomorrow I had to dig up my old zombie post. So when is a Christian like a zombie? And what can we learn from zombies?
First, we are dead in our sin. “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23
Second, when we accept Jesus we are wiped clean of our sins and we are a new person. In a sense, we are raised from the dead.
Ah, now do you see where I’m going? Maybe?
Okay, so we are saved from the deadly eternal consequence of our sin. But as Christians, we are not perfect. And we will never be perfect until we are in heaven. So we may still struggle with sin, much like a zombie struggles with missing limbs, gashes, and other disgusting body issues.
We’re like zombies—awake but still hindered by sin. But in the case of zombie they are hindered by broken limbs and spilled intestines. (This is a gross post…I apologize.) However, unlike zombies, we do have power over our sin. We have choices. We can overcome our sinful nature.
Let’s keep with this disgusting zombie theme for a bit longer. Just as zombies stay focused on finding that next brain to eat (and this post just keeps getting grosser), we need to stay focused on Jesus. Because when we’re in heaven all that sin will be gone. We will be perfect. But until then being a Christian can at times feel like being a zombie. It’s life.
But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We can learn a lot from zombies. Seriously, we can.
• Much like a zombie should stay clear of rodents, we too must watch what kinds of things we digest. As Christians, we should be aware of the things we watch, listen, and read. Everything has an impact and can affect our way of thinking over time. (Ironically, I am aware that this post may be a questionable influence.)
• Uncovered man-holes and wells are not a zombie’s friend. And as Christians, we also need to be aware of where we are heading in life. We need to have focus and a plan, but not just any plan—God’s plan—God’s direction.
• Let’s face it, Zombies love to groan. Well, guess what? Christians should groan, too!
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26–27
So we need to pray to God, even if we don’t know what to pray for or how. The Holy Spirit knows and will guide us in our prayers. We just have to pray and allow God to take care of the rest.
• Zombies don’t stand a chance alone. Just as a zombie relies on swarms to survive, Christians too should have fellowship. Christians need the encouragement, guidance, love, and accountability of fellow believers, or they are no better off than a lone zombie in the crosshairs of a bow.
So in conclusion, we can learn a lot from zombies. And even though we may feel like a zombie at times, in God’s eyes we are His sweet son or daughter, not gross decaying mounds of flesh.
This was probably the strangest thing I’ve ever written. How about you, do you identify with zombies? Or is that just me?
And now I give you Jonathan Thulin’s Dead Come to Life.