Posted: December 07, 2016
What exactly is an ambassador?
When I hear that word, I automatically think of someone who works for the United Nations, or some important diplomat responsible for maintaining very tricky relationships. But the dictionary also defines an ambassador as, “a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.”
Did you know that the Bible calls us ambassadors for Christ?
That means that in whatever we do or say, we are acting “as a representative or promoter” of Jesus. Woah!
It’s easy to get stressed and frustrated around the holidays, but when I realize that I am an ambassador for Christ all the time (whether I feel like it or not!), it makes me want to be a little more careful in my words and actions toward others!
The bible even says it is as though God is making his appeal to those that are lost through us. In other words, God’s appeal to humanity is his love, his mercy, his grace, and his forgiveness, and he wants to show the lost his good qualities through us!
Thankfully, we ambassadors are not on our own! God promises to always be with us and give us grace to act lovingly toward others.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 NIV
Lord, thank you for giving me grace to act as your ambassador to those that need to know your love, your mercy, your grace and your forgiveness. Help me to show your goodness in all that I do, especially this holiday season. In Jesus’ name, amen.