We are common vessels containing the brightest treasure.

Troubles come but they are passing through.

We are new in Christ and cannot be evaluated by human standards.

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

In our government, an ambassador is the highest ranking individual a president can send to a foreign country to be his representative. In the reading today, I learn that I am God’s ambassador. I represent him here on earth and promote his message of peace and reconciliation. I invite people to return to God!

I imagine not all ambassadors to foreign nations are in complete agreement with our president’s mission. In fact, I imagine that some don’t represent him well at all.

Unfortunately, as a followers of Jesus, we don’t always represent him well. For that, I offer my sincerest apology. We do not always do well. We forget who we are and what we have to offer. We forget not only to share the message entrusted to us, we often don’t know it in the deepest part of our souls.

Today, I invite you to take a fresh look at Jesus. He said no to sin and autonomy because I wasn’t able to. He made it possible, by taking my place in death, to reconcile me to God. And he offers to make me new, heal my wounds, restore my joy and give me purpose. He is as interested in my life right now on earth as he is in spending eternity with me.

I am his ambassador and as his representative I cry: Come back to God! He waits for you.

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