The Walking Dead
Good morning everyone.
Today I was in Ephesians and I slowed down when I read Ephesians 2:1-3. "And you who were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you formally walked… lived in lust; indulging in selfish desire."
But where I took pause was the contrast of dead, yet walking. I’m sure you are all familiar with the movie The Walking Dead. Well I thought about the image: people completely out of control with no sensibilities, going after anyone who, in the movie, was "alive." Suddenly I realized that, as believers, we are among the walking dead; those propelled by a spirit to consume anything Godly. Like little pac-men trying to eat up all the squares of biblical truth as fast as possible. Yet even in pac-man the squares keep reappearing. Likewise, God and His children cannot be consumed. They are scary and they are the majority. Yet seized by an insanity and the lies that that wholeness comes by elimination of the creator - and consumption of the created ones - propelled by greed and lust.
But God. And I thanked Him today because I did not seek Him, He sought me. I did not love Him first, He loved me. I cannot change by brut force, but daily his view is to honor His pledge that He will finish. In the meantime we are surrounded, and the crowds will enlarge, and the unique muscle we build in Christ will be the stamina to look beyond the insanity and gaze at the One leading us home!