The big debate of the summer was launched by Ed Snowden, when he revealed the extent of the NSA’s surveillance. Some support such surveillance, since it helps prevent terror attacks. Others oppose it because it gives the government too much power over us – power which may be misused. Logical reasons can be cited for both.Such logic may provide the light for this debate, but its heat rises from elsewhere – our fears of being found out. What if they learn things about me that I don’t want anyone to know? What if my carefully crafted image is revealed to be a façade? What if I’m known as I am? Such fears run very deep.
Emergency bulletin: it’s too late. You’re known. Already. Completely. Mr. Snowden is a mere piker in pulling back such veils. The scripture has long since laid that one bare. Here’s but one example: No creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account (Heb. 4:13).