Ambassadors

Recently, I became an official ambassador for my college. During our orientation session, we were charged to personally represent the college at official events, as well as in our daily lives. The president of our institution encouraged us all to learn information about the college and to practice positive honesty when speaking with alumni and friends.
In many ways, this idea of ambassadorship is incredibly synonymous with Christianity. (Face it, you knew it was coming!)
Paul expressly calls Christians “ambassadors” in 2 Corinthians 5:20, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (ESV) The interesting fact about ambassadors is they never stop working. An ambassador, an emissary, is always linked to the person, government, or institution he or she is representing. 
Ambassadors for Christ, just like earthly ambassadors, should train and prepare to correctly and effectively represent the LORD. Our work, however, is anything but drudgery. Jesus tells us that His, “yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30 ESV). 
What better entity to serve than a God who plans for us to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever?

2 Comments

  1. Ted on November 5, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Victoria,
    Tonight makes the second night I have taken the time to follow your blog since returning from Scotland. (or should I say the hallowed land?)

    It has been a true blessing to read your thoughts. It is beyond my ability to express with words the feeling a father has when “daddy’s little girl” is falling in love with The Father.

    May the LORD of all Glory continue drawing ever so close to you as you draw near to Him.
    Love,
    Dad

  2. eastervictoria on November 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    O Dad, I know it’s through your prayers that the LORD has been working.
    Love,
    Victoria

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