Ambassadors for christ the light to shine out of darkness
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Ambassadors For Christ: The Light To Shine Out Of Darkness

Morning dawned, gray and melancholy.

 

Turning to 2 Corinthians 4, I read:



“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (vs. 8 & 9)

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (vs. 6)

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost;

In whom the god of this worlds hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord” (vs. 3-5)

“We also believe, and therefore speak” (vs. 13)

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (vs. 16-18)

 



I pause, deep in thought.

Closing the Bible, I lean back in the hammock and look up at the sky, just as the sun begins to part through the dreary clouds.

The air, fresh and clean from the falling rain, fills my lungs, while gratitude fills my heart—gratitude for the opportunity to be an “ambassador for Christ”.

 

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ… (2 Corinthians 5:20)

 

In what ways might you be the light to shine out of darkness?

 

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