Devotions By Jan

The Ambassador

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6a01053657498b970c015433a01363970c-800wiScripture for Today: II Corinthians 5:20 “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.”

This beautiful 1956 Nash Ambassador is remarkable with its three-tone color scheme, whitewalls and impressive grill!  This particular car is said to have been the “official car of Disneyland.”  The model name of “Ambassador” came to represent the top of the line.  This name continued so long as to become the longest-lived automobile nameplate in automotive history.

The name “Ambassador,” is more likely to be associated today with the government office.  Part of the role of an ambassador in a foreign country is to serve American interests and values.  This is to be done with the highest standards of ethical conduct and diplomatic discretion.  The ambassador is to represent the very best of his people.

In our verse for today, the Lord asks His followers to be His ambassadors.  We are to represent Christ, speaking on His behalf with His message of reconciliation with God.  An ambassador does not change his allegiance to the host country.  He remains faithful to the one he represents.  The ambassador is all about peace and reconciliation.

I sometimes forget that I am an alien and stranger here (Hebrews 11:13-14, 16).  This is not my home.  My citizenship is elsewhere in Heaven.  As His child, my allegiance is to God and not to the thinking and values of this world.  I am His ambassador, imploring others to seek peace with God through Christ.  My role is to represent His values and interests.  What an incredible responsibility to represent Him and His heart.  He longs for an intimate and peaceful relationship with each person.

May I be faithful today in representing You, Lord.

 

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