Week 35, Day 2
August 30, 2022
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20–21)
We are a new creation in Christ. The old is gone and the new has come!
This invitation and high calling are what we embrace as Christians. I can remember when I read this passage in high school and it dawned on me that I had new life in Jesus. The overwhelming peace that comes from knowing that you have new life and are created for an incredible purpose is the greatest feeling in the world.
We are redeemed. We are saved for a purpose. Paul tells the Corinthian church that they are ambassadors for Jesus Christ. That title is embraced by all Christians still today.
We ought to consider this role of ours incredibly important as we navigate life as a Christian. We are ambassadors of Jesus Christ. As an ambassador of the Kingdom of God we represent his purposes in the world. We seek His will and express it in the world.
We often want God to adjust to our plans. We invite God to be our ambassador, to advance our purposes and will. In our self-focused idealism, we are jarred away from that as we realize that we are made righteous and reconciled to God. We are his. The old life, the old ways are gone.
It’s a life-long adjustment to this new life. It is incredibly important for us as Christians to embrace a reconciled life with God and share it with others. So we seek the heart of God as we share it with others.
You are God’s letter, written for the world to know of his love.
Will you embrace this wonderful call on your life to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ?
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.