One of the funniest things I look back at now is how I used to react to people when they would ask me for a ride when I first started driving. I felt so honored that someone would want to ride in the car with me when, in all actuality, it’s because they just wanted to get where they were going. But didn’t we all feel like that? Like someone picked us to help them to get them where they were going?
I love the passage of scripture this week’s sermon covered:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
— 2 Corinthians 5:17–21
Isn’t it awesome that God has appointed each of us to make his message known? As believers, God has given us the duty to make the love that Christ shows us known globally. The passage above says that we are ambassadors for Christ. An ambassador is a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.
I think that, by this definition alone, we should know how we ought to carry ourselves. We are representatives for Christ, and we must cherish that title and hold it with great honor. We must act as though we are representing Christ in every moment, because we are.
My challenge to you is to be the light to someone and to represent Christ boldly in your own lives!