I'm a New Creation in Christ

By Angela Wittman

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  - 2 Corinthians 5:17 AKJV

The photo above was taken shortly after my conversion to Christianity approximately 20 years ago.  It's probably one of my favorite photos because it shows the joy I felt in my heart when realizing I didn't need to carry the weight of sin upon my shoulders any longer - I had a Redeemer to lift that wretched weight off of me and He was willing to claim me as His own.

Of course, as a newborn babe in Christ I fell into error and had several heartbreaks over misplaced trust in others, but I always knew the good Lord had my back. So, when others would hurt my feelings or write anonymous letters to my broker (I worked as a Real Estate agent for several years) warning her I was "crazy," I could rejoice because I knew my true Protector would vindicate me.

So, when my sister-in-law called yesterday for permission to share my phone number with a friend from my youth who I haven't talked to or seen in almost 40 years, I began to wonder if perhaps the good Lord is at work in that childhood friend's heart. If so, dear friend, please know that I'm not the same girl you knew: the one who hung-out at the fountain at Northwest Plaza smoking cigarettes or who attended the KSHE kite flying contests and REO Speedwagon concerts. I'm as different from that girl you knew as day is from night.

You see, there really is a Redeemer who lives and who is actively at work in hearts and minds to make a people of His own. I pray, dear friend from my past, that you, too, will come to know and love this Savior as much as I do.

In Lord Jesus Name I pray, amen.

My Senior photo - Class of 1976


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