Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
A few weeks ago I met with a woman for a video project at the Teen Challenge center in Louisville called Priscilla’s Place.
For the video, she insisted I use a mug shot from her time in prison before she became a “new creation”. Many of the people
I have met through Teen Challenge have a similar story. After a period of some type of life controlling addictions, they hit rock
bottom and realize their need for Christ. They are careful to view themselves as God sees them.
So how does God see us?
“…Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43: 1,2
There is great freedom in realizing that ” I’m not who my family says I am; I am not who my boss says I am; I am not
who my spouse, or even my appearance says I am.” But instead…”I am who God says I am.”
The lady at Priscilla’s Place understands it. Do we?