FEBRUARY 12, 2018
Today’s Blog is entitled: “Wherever My Feet Take Me”
2 Corinthians: “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.”
Those who serve as ambassadors of the United States often find their feet taking them from one corner of the world to the next, and often at a moment’s notice. In particular, special envoys of our nation may be called upon to fly from one continent to another at the drop or a hat.
When war is being threatened, special envoys must grab a suitcase and hail a cap and race to the nearest airport. When earthquakes break out in diverse places and volcanoes, hurricanes and floods erupt, explode and overflow its natural borders, special envoys answer the phone in the middle of the night to prepare themselves, bleary-eyed and all to shuffle off to Asia, Africa, Australia, India or places in the Caribbean or South America.
As servants of the living God, as Christ’s ambassadors, we must be ready to answer the call and represent him at the drop of a hat. We do not have time to get ready, we must always be ready. We must represent Christ as his living Epistles sent out to bear witness to His tremendous outpouring of love, grace, and mercy. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 at least six times serves as a commission of sorts. It contains within itself the marching orders our Lord gives to his ambassadors. We represent heaven on earth. We speak the very words of Christ to those we serve!
Where will your feet take you this week? Those of us who serve God’s people in churches and Christian schools, in hospitals, the local soup kitchen, women’s or men’s shelters, in the corporate office building on in the halls of your state or federal government. It doesn’t matter whether on the staff or as a volunteer, our feet are constantly on the move.
We must remember that we are not called to a life a comfort and ease. There are times when our lives will be severely and moderately interrupted. As ambassadors of Christ, we are often called to go from meeting to meeting, from the hospital emergency department to the classroom, from the youth lock-in to the senior adult’s potluck to the couples retreat and barbecue. Our feet are seldom still. Our life is not our own. I believe that is why the Apostle Paul referred to himself often as: “The Prisoner or The Bondsman” of our Lord Jesus Christ. In a sense, our lives are not our own, we have been purchased by God. The Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ paid the ransom for our sins. Therefore we owe him everything.
Wherever our feet take you in service today, remember who you are: an envoy of heaven, deployed to earth, to care in love for those around you. Remember what you carry: a message of hope and peace from heaven’s High King: then go, in the power of the Spirit and the joy of your Savior!
An excerpt from a devotional entitled Serving in His steps by Jane L. Fryar