• Bryce Stafford

So What?

2 Cor. 5:20 says, "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" (ESV).

Starting this school year (Fall 2020), we have been bombarded with change, fear and uncertainty. Change because everything is different -- in our worlds around us and the globe as a whole. Fear because we do not have the answers to fix what is causing the change. Uncertainty because of the lack of answers that has led to the fear due to all the change in the world.

So the question I want to ask you is: So what? What do we do with the fear, the change and the uncertainty? The answer is a simple response but a longer adjustment, and to being consistent in that response. The simple response is to trust Jesus Christ with your fears as you cast them onto Him; to find your certainty in Jesus and not in the world of uncertainty. A simple response is to find the never changing truth in God's Word, while living in an ever changing world.

How do we stay consistent in that response? We remind ourselves of those truths of Jesus and His Word. I quote that Scripture at the beginning for a purpose. That purpose is to show and understand how we stay consistent. We must be consistent in being ambassadors for Christ, meaning represent Christ and His interests wherever we go, not our own or others', but His.

We are ambassadors for Christ and His mission and purposes which gives us propose and a mission. Why? Because God is choosing to make His appeal through us to others. If we are not useful vessels how will He make His appeal and how will we have purpose and be on mission? Simple response: We will not. So be that vessel on behalf of the Holy God of the universe.

So what is that purpose? What is the appeal? To implore others on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. In other words, tell others repent and believe in Jesus Christ and not only are you saved, but you are then mobilized to be on mission to be an ambassador for Christ.

So what? In the face of change, fear and uncertainty, our mission is never changing. We are sent by the One providing hope, not fear, to show the certainty we have in a future by the One who holds it. So What? He is using you (or wants to) in this to know Him and make Him known, until there is no place (or person) left that does not know Him.

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