Directions To The Rock of Ages
Our youngest daughter worked her way through college and during the summers she was employed by a retailer in the mountains of Sedona. She was an English major and joked often about “words” being her tools! She is a good writer and speaker and has a charismatic personality, so selling was a natural for her. I’ll be honest with you. I was eager for those late night visits with her after a full day at the store because she articulated interesting stories about people she met who traveled to Sedona from every state in the union as well as other countries. She made it very clear that her duties were more than ringing up purchases and maintaining inventory. She told me that she was an ambassador for Sedona! She was the one to ask where the best meal could be found in the city, and she knew the best trail to hike. She steered many a tourist in the right direction.
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.
2 Cor 5:20
The Bible calls us ambassadors too. The definition of an ambassador is “a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.”
Rarely do I meet a person who was a Christ follower from birth. Usually we have to live through some things and feel some pain and realize that a savior is a very good idea, indeed! Those of us who remember the darkness of sin and the culture of this world can speak of how refreshing it is to find the truth and surrender to Jesus Christ. I’m not talking about religion. I’m talking about knowing a personal savior and that is the good news. It makes us ambassadors! He has given us the tools we need to steer others in the right direction!