Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Ambassadors for Christ

2019 just began, but some people are already talking about 2020. This is because we will have another presidential election just like we did in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000, and so on and so on. Because of social media and the 24-hour news networks, we are constantly reminded of an election that is more than a year away. I do not know what the future holds, but I am confident we will hear things over the next two years that are contrary to the gospel, and it is essential that we prepare ourselves to be ambassadors for Christ rather than ambassadors for a politician, political party, or some other cultural force.

You will hear that the upcoming election is the most important election ever, but Jesus says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.” (Matt. 6:34)

You will hear lies from politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle, but the Bible says, “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor.” (Ephesians 4:25)

You will be encouraged to hate those who disagree with you, but Jesus says, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matt. 5:44)

You will be asked to proclaim a political platform to everyone you know, but Jesus tells us to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)

You will be challenged to convert your neighbors to a political party, but Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matt. 28:19)

May we remember in 2019 and 2020 and for every year to come that “our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20)

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