Just as a magician chooses to reveal something only when he wants to reveal something, we tend to “put on a show” with our lives and not be identified in the freedom of Jesus Christ. We make it seem like everything is ok, but it is just an illusion, we put on a fake smile or live in a false identity. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians that we are new creations, “the old has gone, the new has come.” We can live in freedom if we stop living the illusion and be identified in Christ. Everyone feels sorrow. Everyone has something they run to in order to find happiness. In our sorrow, insecurity, hurt, loneliness, etc. we try to cope with our feelings by trying to escape to find happiness. But Jesus is our escape where we find life, hope, and freedom. We don’t have to hold on to our sorrow and live the illusion any more.