Although I’ve never watched the show, Walking Dead, I did have a chance to visit the spot in Atlanta where they took the shot for the show’s famous poster of the mass exodus from the city. I’m a little preferential to mine of course…
A few years ago, a friend encouraged me to watch one of the episodes of the show. It took all of five minutes before I had to shut it off. Not sure that I can handle the violence (even if it’s just shooting the ‘walking dead’). I know, the show’s all about the survivors of a zombie apocalypse trying to fight their way to safety. All good, but, wow!
I was watching a news program the other day and they were interviewing a professor who is one of the foremost experts on what would happen if we were to experience an EMP attack (Electromagnetic Pulse) and, to tell you the truth, it was frightening. Whether it would come from a solar storm or an explosion of a nuclear weapon in space above us, it would knock out anything electrical for months, if not years.
The effects would be horrific, and he estimated 90% of the US population would die within the first few months. SO, that was really great news! What are we supposed to do with that? Go live out in the wilderness in a cave? Everything we have in our life depends on electricity. Not just our housing or transportation, but our water, food, clothing, medical care, fire & police, military… everything.
The sobering thought brought me to a point of realization that we are all so dependent on things we can’t control. We rely on systems and processes that, if gone, would throw us all into panic. What choice do we have anyway? Sure, there are those who do live off the land. Supply their own food, water, and fend for themselves and their families. But 99% of the rest of us, don’t.
Living totally dependent on our surroundings is something we can’t get away from. Whether that will ever happen in my lifetime, I don’t know. What I do know, is that I must walk each day in utter dependence and trust in a power higher than me because this world, and everything in it, will be gone one day.
There is a higher power and source of life we can depend on who can help in times of need. He is always with us and will never, ‘turn off the power’. He is constantly fighting for our safety, our provision, and our soul. He loves us unconditionally and has given everything, so we can be with Him, both in this life, and the one to come.
That higher power is the only thing I have to turn to in times of trouble. The promise of eternal life, the peace that passes all understanding in my soul, and the joy I can find in Him when the world tries to steal the very last bit of happiness I have, is what He provides. I know, if there is an apocalypse one day while I live, He will care for me and I will have a place to go to in the end.
So, today, even if I may feel like I'm surrounded by the walking dead at times, He is always there to care, provide, and help in times of need. He just asks me to trust Him and believe. It’s that simple. No cave filled with food rations for me! No, just a childlike faith and relationship with the God above and His Son, Jesus...
Love always friend,