i have been thinking about this word alot lately. i started thinking about it after reading the question of the post on exploration’s space. she asked, ‘in one word, what does identity mean to you?’
i answered, ‘known’. but that was so incomplete. i knew there must be a word for this. i had to search. i had to ponder. for me, this is an undertaking of magnanamous proportions. i have a personality disorder that renders me void of my own identity.
then i thought about the word ‘logos’. logos is greek. it is translated ‘word’, but it means so much more. logos means identity. to use the word logos, you are saying, in a word, everything you think and are. everthing you mean. everthing that is you.
in the Bible, in the first chapter of the letter written by john, he states that ‘in the beginning was the Word’, and ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us’.
the word was logos. and in the beginning was the logos of God. He is, and He has identity, and when He spoke, He expressed Himself. and when He created, He spoke.
now you think about that.
and when He sent His Son into the world, it was His word – His self expression – taking on flesh.
are you then surprized that this Son is called the express image of God?
so then who am i?
i was created. i was spawned from eons of seed first created, and then breathed into, in a garden long ago. breathed into by this God Who speaks Himself into everything. only to be rejected by most.
i can relate to that. so in the course of years of seeking to know who i am, at least i know Whose i am.
and this gives me some sort of identity.