The Walking Dead: Alive!
(Today’s devotional is taken from a bi-weekly column called Faith in Focus that I write for our local community newspaper The Clipper).
Have you ever seen the TV show The Walking Dead, or any of the oh-so popular zombie movies that are big nowadays? The basic idea behind them is that during the apocalypse at the end of the world, there is some kind of virus that reanimates dead bodies, and they become the living dead. Although it is a graphic picture, it is similar to how the Bible describes people before coming to know Christ:
“And you He made alive, who were DEAD in sins, in which you once WALKED according to the course of this world.” (Ephesians 2:1-2). Before we meet Jesus and encounter Him as our personal Lord and Saviour, we were walking dead men – spiritually dead. Without Christ, and without joy, peace or hope in this dark, broken world.
“But God!” I’m so thankful that even though our world was in a mess, God did something about it. He stepped into our world over two thousand years ago in the form of His son Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, God with us. And because of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, we can experience joy, peace and hope today. Real life. Becoming alive.
In the movie Braveheart, William Wallace is quoted as saying, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” It’s true! Just because you’re breathing and taking up space on planet earth doesn’t mean that you’re fully alive. It doesn’t mean you’re experiencing the abundant life that God has for you. Come to Jesus today by faith and LIVE!
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