Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NASB)

Did you get the news? You were promoted! You were appointed by the most powerful person, the King of Kings, the master of the Universe! For what you ask? You are an ambassador! God’s ambassador! And as God’s ambassador your mission is to appeal to people for God. You act as a representative of God for His message of Salvation and Grace.

I have been asked a few times in my life to be a Brand ambassador for different brands of clothing. Yes, it sounds more glamorous than it is. This was back in my early twenties when I was in a Christian band that wasn’t very well known to the world, but we were known locally. I quickly realized that they wanted to give me clothing and ask me to wear it whenever I was in front of a lot of people. I declined both times because, frankly, I didn’t like the brands that were approaching me.

Though this experience made this verse come to life a little more for me, how much of my life says, “I’m a Christian”? Does my life scream that I follow Christ and you should too? I’m sure me yelling at someone who cut me off, stole my parking space, or tells me I must do something I don’t want to is a great representation of Christ.

I’m not trying to bring anyone shame. My hope is to encourage and challenge us all to represent Christ well. Check out this verse. Paul says, “we are” … Not you might be. Not maybe when you’re perfect, you will be. Nope. WE ARE! And you are not because of your qualifications. You never deserved this position, but God gave it to you because of your experience of being redeemed by Christ.

So Ambassador, how many people have you begged on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God? How many people have you shared and showed the love of Christ to? None of us is the perfect ambassador for Christ, but we are an ambassador if we have first and foremost been reconciled to God. If you haven’t, I beg you, be reconciled to God through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for your sins.

Pastor Mike

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