An ambassador “represents” something or someone or some belief. Countries have ambassadors that are sent to foreign countries to represent their nation to that foreign power. And God has us here.
The Bible says that we, as followers of Christ, are ambassadors for Christ here on earth, in this world. As the old hymn says it, “This world is not my home I’m just a-passing through….” (Jim Reeves on YouTube)
we are ambassadors
as though God
were making an appeal
we beg you
on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
– 2 Corinthians 5:20
Are you yourself “reconciled to God”, as Paul admonishes? Can you sincerely sing this?
- JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE by ANNE MURRAY with lyrics
- Just a closer walk with thee – Patsy Cline And Willie Nelson
The love of God is what drives us.
14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one [a]according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ [b]according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, [c]he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and [d]He has [e]committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 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. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
If you have been born again, then everything you do, everywhere you go, always, every day, in every way… you represent Christ here on earth. Quite a position to have, wouldn’t you say?