Covering the Old with the New

The old has gone, the new has come!
       —2 Corinthians 5:17

Chris Baker, an Illinois tattoo artist, uses his talent to help people make changes in their lives.

Chris transforms tattoos of former gang members, reformed sex workers, victims of human trafficking, and others who have been branded; converting the old symbols into beautiful new images. He has done more than 4,000 makeovers for free.

Christ does for the soul what Chris does for the skin: he covers the old with the new. “We were baptized, so that we would live a new life” (Rom 6:4). “Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun” (2 Cor 5:17). “And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him” (2 Cor 3:18).

There’ll never be a better day than
today to make a new beginning.

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