Totally Nude

 Let me suggest a new reality show.  It is called "Totally Nude".  Let us suppose that you are kidnapped, mugged and robbed.  Your wallet and everything in it is taken away ... your credit cards, your driver's license, and all other personal id.  In fact, it is a complete identity thief.  All record of your past existence erased. All the clothes that would identity you are taken away.  You find yourself in a strange country where people speak a language that you don't know. 

 You look in the mirror and all your identifying characteristics have been removed. You don't even recognize yourself. Your degree of education no longer exists.  Your job, your position, and your ministry, all have evaporated.  You no longer have a family, church, or friends.  Your past accomplishments, successes, failures, and hurtful experiences are all gone. There is nothing left on earth to prove that you ever existed.   What would you have left?  You are, in one sense, totally nude.  

 Paul wrote in Philippians 3:8, "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ."  If all your identity in the world is taken away, you can still have the most important thing, Jesus Christ.