No, I’m not advertising some up and coming B Horror movie.
No, I’m not pitching a new sci-fi novel idea (though, come to think of it…)
This is real life. Really real life.
On one side are the zombies. Despite the way that movies and video games have portrayed zombies, they aren’t gray, cold, drooling, dismembered creatures who can only groan and desire the sweet taste of human flesh. But it is fair to say that they’re the walking dead. And aliens are hardly little green men. Rather, they are otherworldly, living each day in eager anticipation of going home. Here are the comparisons. Which side are you on?
Zombies want what they want and they want it now. Brains! Money! Success! Popularity! Happiness! Whatever it is, a zombie’s appetite is insatiable and they will spend their entire lives pursing it.
Aliens want only those things they can take back home with them. Things in this world just don’t satisfy them, so they don’t spend their lives chasing after things that don’t matter.
Zombies look like zombies. There’s no mistaking them because they all look the same – just like every other zombie around them.
Aliens look like alien and different. The way they dress. The way they talk. The way they live. It’s obvious that they’re different.
Zombies only care about themselves. Everything they do is for their benefit. And they’re zombies, so they don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
Aliens care about each other and the mothership. They want nothing more than to go home. Their life is spent preparing for that homecoming – they take care of each other and they try and get as many people to go along with them as they can. They do that by caring, serving, and loving.
Zombies think they’re alive, but they’re dead. The walk, talk, and spend their lives thinking they’re just fine. But when push comes to shove and this world is over, so are they.
Aliens live for something else. This world is not their home. They know, when it is over, they are going somewhere infinitely better – in a galaxy far, far away.
So, what do you think? Are you a zombie, mindlessly going through life, pursing everything you want, putting yourself and your desires first? They’re accepted, well-liked, popular, and portrayed as the norm.
Or are you an alien, living on the hope of the life after this one, knowing this world isn’t your home, and doing everything you can to experience the homeworld now as you eagerly await your homecoming? You won’t fit it. You’ll be rejected, ridiculed, and mocked.
“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” – 1 Peter 2:11-12
You weren’t meant to look like everyone else. Don’t be like the living dead. Be a stranger to this world and a lover of God. Live life in a way that makes you stand out, above reproach, anticipating the return of our Savior.
Zombies may be the majority, but aliens will be the ones to win the war.
Question: What are differences you notice between zombies and aliens? What zombie tendencies do you have? How can you better live as an alien in this world?