I love to hear stories and examples of how God works in people’s lives. I love to hear how He provided for a need or how He worked a mighty healing. I love to hear how God orchestrated daily events and circumstances for someone to be able to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the past weeks, I’ve been privileged to hear such stories and to give thanks and praise to God.
It is undeniable that God is the one doing the work in these lives. But it is equally undeniable that God has chosen to use His Church to be the instruments with which He works. As His Church, we are called to serve. We are called to put the needs of others way above our own needs and desires no matter what the cost is to us.
I see the apostle Paul attesting to this in 2 Corinthians 5. Paul is talking to the Corinthian church about the need of reconciliation with God. We have to understand that because of sin, we are at war with God (James 4:4), which separates us from Him and the relationship that He created us for in the first place. But because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, paying the penalty of our sin and restoring the relationship of all who believe, we can be reconciled to God.
There is an important question that Scripture poses—if no one tells the message from the King, who will be able to be reconciled? That’s why Paul reminds us in v. 20 that, “we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” As believers in Jesus, we have been given a message to give to the world—be reconciled to God. We are His Ambassadors.
We have a calling here at CDAC for every person to be an ambassador for Christ as you take the message of the gospel to those we love. It is important to understand just how this is done and what your role in this mission of service you have.
- Talk about Jesus with your friends and neighbors, family and coworkers—let them see Jesus in you and hear why you have hope in Christ.
- Serving in outreach opportunities that take this message to the community—through VBS, Fall Festival, or our booth that was set up at the Arts and Music Festival—the Church provides opportunities for being an ambassador.
Please be in prayer about how God would desire you to be His Ambassador specifically.
My friends, we have been given a message to the world from our King. Let us be determined to deliver it and see Christ do mighty things in the lives of this world.