Aug 11 – Anonymity – The Character Test

“Anonymity is a stern test of character. When we feel faceless and unidentified it is temptingly easy to do things we otherwise wouldn’t…If we wore name tags all the time, our living habits might undergo a renaissance.” That is the opinion of well known author Jane Goodsell. And there is an element of truth in her words. It is a trait of our fallen human nature to push the limits when we think no one is watching isn’t it. But we should not forget that God is watching. The Psalmist reminds us of this fact, writing, “O Lord, you have searched me and known me…you understand my thought afar off…and are acquainted with all my ways…” Yes, the all-seeing eye of God sees us even behind our masks. But Like the Psalmist, we can pray, “Search me O God and know my heart… and see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell