First Sunday in Lent, February 26, 2023
Read: II Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Did you know you are an ambassador? I hear you saying “who me, an ambassador?” No, not me, nobody ever made me an ambassador to anything!! Oh but alas I am here to tell you that Paul tells you differently. II Corinthians 5:20 tells us we are ambassadors of Christ. So now you are saying okay if I’m an ambassador to Christ just what it is I am doing that makes me an ambassador. Well let me see if I can shine some light on this, the definition of being an ambassador of Christ means that God has given us the approval to be entrusted with the gospel, to take the word of God and spread it all over the world, we are not representatives of this world but are representatives of heaven.
For me this means we must share our testimony, now, today because the time is right. We need to let others know that yes we are going to have troubles, hardships, illness but when we have Jesus as our Lord and Savior joy will come, we will get through it all and will have everything we need. I can testify that I have survived alcoholism, homelessness, hunger, and poverty because I allowed Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and he ensured I had all I needed to get through it all. We must not be ashamed of what we may have done in our past instead we must be proud to be ambassadors of Christ, to share our story and the story of all the good Christ can and will do. So go out, be an ambassador and shout the good news of Christ from the oceans to the mountains - God is good all the time and all the time God is good!!
Precious Lord thank you for entrusting us to be your ambassadors, help us to never be ashamed to spread your word wherever we go. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Certified Lay Servant
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