Today’s Scripture: Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
There was an evangelist in Scotland named W.D. Dunn who was holding revival meetings each evening in the town of Motherwell. Unfortunately, a dear friend had passed away that same week and the family requested Dunn do the funeral. As he tried to figure out a timely way to make it to and from the town of Carlyle which was 90 miles away, he looked at the train schedule and saw a train that would work perfectly. However, that night the funeral went long. He just missed his train but noticed there was a nonstop express train that went through Motherwell. He went up to the station manager, “Sir, I have a very important meeting to attend, is there any way this train can stop in Motherwell?”
The station manager replied, “Only if you are a member of parliament.” “I am not a member of parliament, but I am an ambassador.”
“Well then Sir, we will stop the train wherever you need it to be stopped.”
W.D. Dunn was far more than a member of parliament, he was an ambassador of God. In fact, as believers we are each appointed an ambassadorship. We represent Christ and His Kingdom to this world.
This rank is a far higher position than that of a congressman or an earthly ambassador. So, as an ambassador, what message do we share with others? The message of reconciliation – that God took the first step in bringing us back to a right relationship with Him. He has put our debt on His account. Anyone who believes on God is reconciled. God has put on Christ what should have been put on us. Each of us is now a minister of this reconciliation and an ambassador of the Savior. This wonderful truth should change the way we view life today.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.