I am a sinner, but I have been forgiven by one who loved me and died for me.
There was never anything I did to deserve this. In fact, he died many hundreds of years before I was born. Another man who lived hundreds of years before I was born told me about the one who died for me.
The apostle Paul wrote, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works,” (Titus 2:11-14 ESV).
Since I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, then I am bound to tell others of my salvation and give thanks to God through him for what he has done for me.
Others may not think that is who I am, but that doesn’t matter. That’s who I must be.