Bring Me To Life

By Brent King On November 2, 2015 Under Christian Fantasy, Lessons in Fantasy

andreasrochaWhat is it about zombies that capture society’s imagination? Is it the graphic horror that rivets our eyes to them? Do they somehow trigger our innate sense of survival? Or is it just another manifestation of our intuition that the end of all things is near?

A Metaphor That Runs Deep

Whatever it is, our strange infatuation with zombies has run deep enough to hold them strong in our consciousness for many years. I have to admit that it makes me sick to look at humans so hideously mutated. Then again, have you taken a stroll in a large city center lately? Have you listened to how our youth talk in our schools? Have you seen the recent suicide statistics? The horror of the zombie runs much deeper than our movies about them. The metaphor strikes to the depth of our human experience, distilled in the cry of David:

“You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” Psalm 30:3

Jonah adds his voice to David’s distress:

“In trouble, deep trouble, I prayed to God. He answered me. From the belly of the grave I cried, ‘Help!’ and he heard my cry.” Jonah 2:2

Zombies Exist In A Godless Culture (and Even in Our Churches)

Jesus said that to know Him is life (John 17:3). Too many of us, even in the church, don’t spend time getting to know Him. We live our lives away from Him, and since He is life, the tombs can be our only destination. It is little wonder that we resonate with zombies because, without God, that is what we are. Listen to the cry of our generation:

The Only Cure

Among the tombs we wail for God, though most of us don’t even realize that it’s He who we need so desperately. Our souls are numb inside. We rot among the dead, and clutch for Him in the night. The only solution to our dilemma is to cry out with David and Jonah:

“Wake me up inside. Don’t leave me here to die. Only You are life among the dead. Hear my cry oh God! Bid my blood to run before I come undone. Save me from this nothing I’ve become. Bring me, oh God, to life.”

“He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” 1 John 5:12

Are you coming to Jesus every day? Are you letting Him transform your zombie flesh and bring you to life?

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