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The Living Dead

Elder, David Kenser, gives a daily reflection and devotion.


One of the major themes these days from Hollywood to Cyberspace is the Zombie Apocalypse.  America is going through a bit of an obsession with the walking dead.  It has led to a resurgence of the old Hollywood “B” movies, where the plot is thin and the acting is even thinner but the blood and gore is as thick as it gets.

On the Internet there is a market place for all things Zombie.  To name just a few: Zombie Apocalypse Gear, Zombie Survival Kit, Essential Tools for Surviving a Zombie Outbreak, How to Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Checklist, Tatical Zombie Gear, Zombie Apocalypse Go Bag, A DIY (?) Survival Guide for the Zombie Apocalypse…

Some people actually believe in all the Hollywood hype and Cyberspace marketing ploys.  Some people are actually preparing for this Apocalypse, when the Living Dead are among us.  I’m not preparing for it because I’m one of the living dead – oh, not one of the silly apocalyptic caricatures of the movies but an apostolic creation of the Messiah: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me…” (Gal 2:20).

I do not exist for the blood and gore of sensationalism but rather I exist by the blood and glory of the Savior.  And, I do not go around trying to devour everyone but instead seek to deliver all I can.  I am not a devilish mutation but rather of divine making.  I am a child of God, who has “been buried with Christ in baptism into death and raised to life by the glory of the Father” (Rom 6:4).  I am a born-again Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ – no Zombie Survival Kit necessary.  Jus’ Say’n.

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