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).