Friday, October 5, 2018

Identity theft

After Colossians 3:3

We died, it is written,
and yet we are here
in this world, here and real 
as we ever were before. 
It is written that we died,
and more: we died and 
we are now hidden and yet
we are still here and
still visible. How can both
be true? We died to whom 
we once were. We died 
to our old life. We died 
to this world. We died, and
we were reborn, reshaped,
redefined, remade, renewed.
We died, and now we live.
Hidden in him, we will be
revealed on that day. 
Our identity was taken,
obliterated, rose again.

Photograph by John Robert Marasigan via Unsplash. Used with permission.


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Praise God for that identity theft! Now we can walk in newness of life with Christ, a new creation, and He will always walk beside us. We are never left on our own to flounder in our new identity. Praise God!

Glynn said...

Yes, indeed! Thanks for the comment, Pamela.