Ambassador Availability: Anyone Willing to Go?
Tuesday, September 8th 2015 is noted as the day that the United States reopened their embassy to Somalia. A representative has yet to be selected as the United States ambassador to Somalia. Due to constant warring, the ambassador will not be staying on Somalian soil, but will reside in Kenya.
The purpose of any ambassador is to go and speak on behalf of their government to a foreign land. An ambassador is nothing more than a glorified messenger; their simple task is to bring a message to the people. While it is a worthy job to represent the United States of America, there is a kingdom that is far greater we should be working for-and that is being an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
As a believer in Christ Jesus we have the most important message anyone could ever bring. The message is that God has paid the price of our sin on the cross. He has already done the incredible work of paying the price of sin’s guilt. The message we bring is forgiveness from the cross of Christ. We are ambassadors of the Kingdom of Christ and we are messengers to the world! We have a great task of reaching the world with this message, but we cannot do it alone. Christ himself said in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.. and, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” We have been given a full assurance that our God is with us, and we know that at our salvation He has commissioned us into the work of representing Him and His message.
So what are we waiting for? This is now, who we are as believers, we are Christ’s ambassadors to the world. Not just pastors and missionaries are to take this position as ambassadors for Christ to the world, but every single follower of Jesus Christ is a commissioned representative. Let us go and tell of our great Savior today.
Written by Josh Wormley, missionary to Kenya.