“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (HCSB)
This is a beautiful verse that re-sparks my heart with the main mission every time I read it. “God is appealing through us,” how remarkable is that? There is overwhelming comfort in knowing that God is reaching people through me. That I don’t have to be enough because God already is. God has already conquered death and evil, so I don’t have to. And that, “we are ambassadors for Christ;” who stand for His Kingdom and are to reflect the image of Jesus. To share the news of peace, joy, love, and hope in Jesus. Announcing His life, death, resurrection, and coming again to the world; and once we get a glimpse of the God Almighty, we can’t help but share this news with the rest of the world.
Recently myself and several other college students started meeting with teenagers from a crisis outreach center once a week for an hour to share the life of Jesus with them. The time we spend with these teens has been immensely precious, and I often find myself withdrawing to pray for these teens throughout the week. The students we meet are often broken from the world, confusing about life and themselves, and hungry for answers and deeper hope.
Every time we walked away from the conversations we were so overjoyed about what God was doing. We were challenged by the tough questions that the students were asking about the Gospel, life, Jesus, Holy Spirit, and God. Student’s eyes were being opened; hearts were gaining trust and welling to share deeper hurts. Praise the Lord that we have seen youth come to know Jesus through the one hour a week we consistently spend meeting with the teens.
This is all for the glory of God and how immensely powerful His Word is. There are times that we have no clue what to say to these students. We don’t have all the answers, but our lives repeatedly point toward Christ saying “He is enough,” “He is more powerful,” and “He knows.” So when we fumble through sharing the Gospel and we feel like we aren’t knowledgeable enough to bring someone to the feet of Jesus. Realize that He has made you His ambassador. He finds pleasure in you, and that He has called you to go make disciples of all nations. I am unbelievably thankful that God doesn’t call the best-of-best to do His work on earth. He calls the humble, faithful, and the willing.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved? BCM offers mission trips, weekly evangelism, summer ministry programs, and other community involvement activities.
How are you spreading the Good News of Jesus in your community? Comment we would love to rejoice with what God is doing around the community and world!