While still duking it out with a nasty sinus infection, this writer returns to blogging.
A story in Judy’s Woman’s World Magazine , 1/21/19, told the story of a young lady afflicted by a rare but life-threatening brain-stem stroke. Given little hope for survival, she nonetheless survived. Then, given no hope to ever move again, within a month she could use her right arm. That began a grueling therapy that eventually returned her to physical health.
Once restored to health, she became an author and a motivational speaker: a poster-child of hope when physical disability hits. She survived in order to encourage others suffering life-threatening diseases and accidents to persevere in hope and effort.
As Christ’s ambassadors Christians don’t motivate; that’s the Holy Spirit’s role in teaching, preaching and conversion. Nor do we relate our personal experiences as proof of God’s integrity; though an excess of such “sharing” gluts books and pulpits today.
No, ambassadors devoted themselves to their country’s resources, potential, interests and destiny. They served so zealously that a historical saying quipped that ambassadors were good men sent abroad to lie for their country. Christians have an entirely different role as they serve as Christ’s ambassadors. End Part I