Bethlehem — Who are you? This is question of identity surfaces during introductions. What characteristics, skills, or activities give a person his or her value? Today’s chapel speaker, Rula Qumsieh, discussed the issue of self worth.

The BBC grad has done significant work exploring this topic. Rula’s studies have shown that people get their identity from family, friends, personal thoughts, and their physicality. These factors are strongly influenced by secular media and society. Christians, however, have another place that gives them their identity—a relationship with God.

“The blood of Christ should be your identity,” Rula explained. God loves his children despite their sin. Christians can be reassured that no matter what they look like, who they know, or what they do because of their relationship with God. Rula encouraged her audience to look to Christ to define who they are instead of these other influences.