“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.’” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
The essential role of an ambassador is to represent. He or she represents not himself or herself, but the government of his home country. The tasks of an ambassador include: facilitating official communications, acting and making decisions for the good of his home country, presenting the views of his home country, and providing avenues for others to visit and/or enter his home country.
As ambassadors for Christ, we represent Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God to our world. We communicate God’s truths to our world, proclaiming salvation in Christ alone. We appeal to our world to be reconciled to the God who provided the means for their reconciliation through the cross of Jesus, and we invite the people of our world to enter into the citizenry of the kingdom of heaven through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
As we enter into this day, may we remember that we represent not ourselves but Jesus Christ in this world as our first priority. May those we meet this day recognize us as His ambassadors, and may the Lord use us to bring others into His kingdom today.
Lord, Help us to serve today as Your faithful ambassadors. Amen.