How to be an ambassador in these times

A few weeks have gone by, and the United States election process continues on.  How would an ambassador for Jesus relate to people during such times as these?

Peaceably—because our citizenship is in the Kingdom of God and our Redeemer, King, and Advocate is eternal, we have the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding. Peace and stability give us the time and interest we need in order to help others.

Slow to speak, slow to anger, quick to listen.  Ambassadors begin by listening. What is it that makes one person or another so unsettled or combative about politics? What if while listening thoughtfully we discovered areas where we agree? We could offer support and encouragement. What if while listening carefully we noticed opportunities instead of opposition. What if we could speak, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, to what causes people to be so anxious and combative?

When the news is disturbing and when people disturbed by it become fearful and contentious, remember your citizenship and ambassadorship; remember how our Lord’s prayer concludes: “… FOR Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, AMEN!”

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