2 Corinthians 5:20
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 Corinthians 5:20 , NIV)
An ambassador is one who represents another country and in the days before phone, email, and Zoom (There really was a day before all of these!), the ambassador would make decisions on behalf of the leaders of their country when making treaties or pacts with foreign countries. The question for us is: How well do we represent God?
What sort of things would you think would be necessary for an ambassador to have to be able to represent her country to some other entity?
How much trust would you have to have in your ambassadors as they go about speaking words on behalf of you, their leader? What does the fact that we are called to represent God tell you about God’s trust in you?
What are ways you can prepare yourself to be a better representative–ambassador, using the words of Paul–to others on behalf of God?