I AM AN AMBASSADOR OF CHRIST
An ambassador is a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another. Another way to explain is it is a person who represents a country to another country. For example, the U.S. has ambassadors to all the allied countries. The question then is, "what does it mean to be an ambassador of Christ?" To answer this question, we need to understand our identity in Christ. The Bible says that we became God's children when we believed in our Lord Jesus (John 1:12). And when we became God's children, we became citizens of Heaven. Philippians 3:20-21 says, "But we are citizens of Heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control."
Right now, for those of us who were born in the U.S. or received naturalized citizenship, we are U.S. citizens. We belong to the U.S. In addition to our U.S. citizenship, we are also God's kingdom citizens. So we have dual citizenship right now: one on this earth and one in Heaven. Our citizenship in Heaven is eternal, but our citizenship on this earth is only temporary because when God brings His judgment upon this world, it will be replaced by a new heaven and a new earth. So to be an ambassador of Christ, we represent our heavenly kingdom on this earth. We ultimately represent God to the people of this earth. We become God's spoke person to the world, which is why we share our faith with others and behave differently from the ways of this world.
We are ambassadors of Christ to this world, and we are His representative to encourage others to be reconciled to God by putting their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Always remember that this world is not our final home. We are just passing through this earth, and the new Heaven and new earth will be our forever home, where there is no more death, sin, violence, war, sickness, and sorrow (Revelation 21).
Ask yourself these questions: What does it mean to be an ambassador of Christ? Where is my other citizenship aside from being a citizen of this world? Where will my final home be, and where do I belong?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for my citizenship in Heaven. Thank you for reminding me today that I am your ambassador to this world. Please teach and empower me with your Holy Spirit to represent you to the people around me. Thank you that this world is not my final home and that my final home will be in the new Heaven and new earth that you are preparing. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.