It has been a year now since I’ve seen Warm Bodies. The movie was adapted from the book by author Isaac Marion. My husband and I thought it was actually a pretty cool movie, simply because it had a different premise than all the other coming of age movies to date and I for one enjoyed the love story-gruesome, yes.
Slight Spoiler ahead: What does it take to be redeemed?
But the other night, my husband made a comment about how the Boneys resemble people who have just given up, while the zombies still had some hope to be redeemed and there was only one way they were redeemed(see how at the end of this post).
In the movie, the protag is a zombie and he hangs out with another older zombie and they both actually communicate with one another. With grunts and such but yet they still communicate. The other zombies are like, regular walking dead(does that make sense?)
However, the dark, skeletal creatures, a.k.a., the Boneys have peeled their skins off and gnaw at their own bodies. They are filled with rage to the point that even they will eat zombies and humans alike! Spooky, huh?
Even worse. If they detect you have a beating heart- you’re dead.
What happens when a person loses hope?
Psalm 37:8 says, “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil”(NIV). I am quite sure we have all been angry and probably are right now. And even though anger isn’t sin, it can lead to evil.
This is what happens to people who have no hope in Christ or have lost their hope. They are spiritually dead. They know not where to turn and have forgotten their first love. Like zombies, they mil around their lives disconnected but at least there was a chance- and there still is.
Sounds like who I was. And if I am not careful, I could become a spiritual zombie too or worse, a Bony.
The end is near. I do believe this with all my heart, and folks are acting out of sorts and many I can tell right off they have given up hope and are intent on being hellish to anyone they come into contact with. We will pray for them and in this way, we allow God to deal with them.
The Good news: At one point, we all were zombies. Dead, yet were raised by Christ. He was and still is our only hope.
In the movie, the redeeming element needed to “fix” the zombies…was love.
The Boneys? Well, they have given themselves over to the devil and although they appear fierce and menacing, Jesus is still the Lion of Judah and greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world(1 John 4:4).
So don’t give up, even though you slouch in the spirit and to others you seem akin to a zombie.
“Zombies” need love too.
And our One True love is waiting with outstretched hands.
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Be Blessed 🙂