An Ambassador for the Lord
If you’re familiar with ESPN, then you’ve most likely viewed and or listened to Insiders such at Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst (NBA), Buster Olney (MLB), and or Adam Schefter or Chris Mortensen (NFL).
These gentleman have the unique privilege to provide for the public fan base any important and breaking news. They bring us information that we normally wouldn’t receive till much later on. In a sense, these men are ambassador’s / messengers for their leagues. We might not always like what they have to say, but it is reported as truth and facts.
In much the same way, Followers of Christ are considered God’s Ambassadors in 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 (NLT)…[reconciliation…is a change from hostility to harmony] 18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
We are sent out as representatives, as Insiders, with a message / an errand to deliver…Good News to share with any and all listeners so they too can live in harmony with their Creator/Savior. As the Apostle Paul reminds us, “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel” (1 Corinthians 1:17)…the Good News. That’s our job and responsibility. One author states that, “Christians are God’s ambassadors in that they have been ‘approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel’ (1 Thessalonians 2:4)…imploring men and women everywhere to be reconciled to God.” https://www.gotquestions.org/ambassador-for-Christ.html
We might not always be liked because of the message we deliver, but I pray that each of us will do our part in getting the Good News out to the public as soon as possible. Allow God to take the stones cast by those resenting the news they just received, and rest assured that you did your part of faithfully and obediently taking His message to all nations. The Great Commission of delivering the Great News…He died, was buried, and rose again, we serve a risen Savior…He Lives within our hearts! Now go tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and everywhere.
Wouldn’t it be odd if the ESPN Insiders received this all-important information and then kept it to themselves? Wouldn’t you wonder why they didn’t share it with you when they had every right and opportunity to do so? What’s keeping you from sharing the Good News with those whom God's placed in your circles? God is entrusting you with His message…He won’t give you a task that you can’t handle. Trust in His perfect way and time, and then act on it.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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