May 9th – 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17

In most mystery shows when the main witness testifies against the “big fish”, they enter the witness protection program. There they start a new life, in a new town with a new name. As Christians when we receive Jesus as our Savior, we enter God’s witness protection program. For we undergo a spiritual transformation making us a new person, with a new identity, and a new purpose in life. Gone is our old self and old identity with all of its sin and brokenness. And in its place, through the grace of God, is a glorious new self, empowered by the Holy Spirit. And as this new self, we are called to live a life that reflects our new identity in Christ. This includes growing in knowledge and love of God, pursuing holiness and righteousness, serving others, and witnessing to the world of God’s saving grace.