Who He Says I Am
A song came out not to long ago that has completely changed the way I view the ministry that I get to be apart of, serving at the Ecuador Hope House. The first verse of the song reads
I am no victim, I live with a vision
I'm covered by the force of love
Covered in my Savior's blood
I am no orphan, I'm not a poor man
The kingdom's now become my own
And with the King I've found a home
Let those words sink in deep. I am no victim. I am no orphan.
As I listen to this song over and over again and pray these words over every single girl of the Hope House, I am reminded that identity has nothing to do with our circumstances. Our past, what has been done to us or said about us by the world does not define us. The mistakes we have made, the pain we have experienced does not have a right to place a title or name on us.
Many of the girls that we serve have experienced incredible pain and have endured hardships that we can’t even imagine. While it is hard to hear some of their stories, it is beautiful to see what God is bringing to life. He has given them new names and He is re-writing their stories.
The bridge of the song says,
I am who He says I am
He is who He says He is
I'm defined by all His promises
Shaped by every word He says
Our identity comes from God and His word. He says that we are
And so much more!
Would you pray with us that every girl in the Ecuador Hope House will continue to embrace their God-given identities? Thank you for being a part of the beginning of something beautiful!