“So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” –2 Corinthians 5:20
St. Paul just won’t let us get away with simply occupying a seat at the game. He wants us in the game. Watching others from a quiet place on the sidelines is just not enough. Christ’s actions have made us – the “anyone who is in Christ” – a new creation. And now we are ambassadors.
And all around us are sisters and brothers who, reconciled to God through Christ, are taking their part. Ambassadors.
There are many kinds of services. Whether we are washing each other’s feet or listening to another’s heart-felt story or feeding the world’s hungry or praying for healing or whatever ministry you and I are called to, we have our assignment. We are ambassadors for Christ. It’s a noble calling.
Dear Lord, as we are your ambassadors to the world we live in, please bless us with discernment and the desire to serve you as you have served us. Amen.