To be an ambassador is quite an honored position. But what exactly is an ambassador?
Webster's dictionary define it as a representative in another country, appointed by a higher authority in his own government; one who is sent on a special diplomatic mission or an official messenger or agent with a special mission. An ambassador lives in a foreign country, with customs and cultures that are very different from his own.
We saw yesterday that we as Christians should be ambassadors of Christ. In a sense that means that Christians are appointed by a higher Authority. You are appointed by God as His representative!
As an ambassador you are also sent on a special mission with a special message. You live in a foreign world with different customs and cultures that are very different form your home country.
But where exactly is your home?
Philippians 3:20a (NIV)
20 But our citizenship is in heaven.
We are citizens of heaven. We are not from this world! So if you sometimes feel uncomfortable in this world, know it is because this is not your real home. You are only sent here as a representative of heaven.
Your mission as Christ’s ambassador: to recruit people for heaven!
Your message: the price for citizenship has been paid in full!
Your manner: His love!