This post was originally published on the Chris Lautsbaugh’s blog at http://www.nosuperheroes.com/our-story-is-not-our-identity/ and is re-posted with permission.
A few years ago, our family completed a journey to adopt and emigrate our son from South Africa. This process took over four years and included custody, name changes, countless documents, and finally culminated in him receiving his U.S. citizenship and passport.
My son’s identity has changed. He has a new name, a new country, and a new family heritage.
This does not change his story. Where he came from will always be a part of his life, but how he is known is completely different.
It is this way with all of us. Our past is a part of who we are, but we have a new identity through Christ.