Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Diplomacy
JOHN SHIRK – Diplomacy is defined as the practice of conducting international relations. One of the diplomat’s big assignments is to negotiate alliances, treaties, and agreements. The international diplomat is on a peacemaking mission, representing their leader in a foreign land.
There are some parallels with the role of an international diplomat and the follower of Jesus as an ambassador for Christ. This world is not our home. We are citizens of heaven, and we represent our King who is in heaven while we live on the earth. And God has a message for us to share with the world. That message is a peacemaking mission, found in Second Corinthians 5:20: “Be reconciled to God.”
This is possible through faith in Jesus Christ, who gives us peace and equips us to be peacemakers.
Diplomacy is a quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.