Forgetful Womb, Feasting Worms

Soren Kierkegaard said, “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” We live behind avatars we have created for ourselves, presenting images of ourselves through the alternative realities of social media. Jonathan Martin states, “Never before have we had so many forms of communication at our disposal, and yet rarely has our sense of loneliness and alienation been so profound. In an age of relentless self-expression, do we have any idea who we really are?” We are trapped between identity crisis and identity theft. Our birth is a womb that forgets; our death is a feast of worms (Job 24:10).

Being fully human in Christ is to live between Psalm 139:15-18 and Psalm 138:8. Before the world was made, God gave us an identity. In the present and the eternal future we will fulfill the will and the purposes of God.