2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (NLT)
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people�s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ�s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, �Come back to God!�
We are ambassadors for Christ, taking the message of salvation to others so they may be reconciled to God. The message of salvation is a gift from God; a message that says come back to Me by placing your faith in My Son Jesus Christ, for He died for your sins.
I grew up in a Baptist Church. On Wednesday nights at our church I attended what is known as Royal Ambassadors. RAs as it was called, was a ministry to teach young boys about missionaries who were spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. We read stories about missionaries and the work they were doing in other countries. At times we even received letters from those missionaries asking us to pray for them and the work they were doing.
As I have grown older, I have learned much more about the work of those in the mission field. There are places where Christians go that they must be careful about what they say or they could jeopardize the lives their selves and others, because some countries do not allow freedom of religion such as the United States does.
In the news we have seen where missionaries have been put in prison for speaking the name of Jesus. Some have been tortured, and some deprived of the comforts of normal life. There have been missionaries who were even killed because of their mission to tell others about Jesus.
For those of us who live in the United States life is somewhat easier and yet we don�t always share what we know about Jesus. We speak for Christ when we plead, �Come back to God!� We should be sharing the wonderful message of reconciliation because we are free to do so.
When you hear God speaking to your heart to tell someone about Jesus take the time to listen and then speak up. Usually an opportunity will present itself where you can tell someone how much God loves them and that He gave His only Son so that we can live an eternal life in heaven. Christ gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation; let us share it with others.