Blessing Others as Ambassadors
Courtney and I spent a large part of our day today (we’re currently without jobs, so we have extra time) visiting a few neighbors and relatives, bringing each a little cake, just to let them know that we were thinking of them and with the intention to bless them. Each person seemed to appreciate our visit, and we were in turn blessed by the time spent visiting with them. How much did this venture cost? Well, $3 for some disposable baking pans, $3 for two cake mixes, $2 for frosting. Around $8 to bless 4 families/individuals. If we can afford it (with no jobs and dwindling savings, but the Lord as our provider), most others probably can too. Of course, you don’t have to bake cakes for people. There’s limitless ways to bless others – a card in the mail ($2-3), flowers ($5-10), a bag of groceries, anything. Use it as an opportunity to reach out to someone, especially someone in need of this blessing.
1 Corinthians 12:27 states, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it”. That means you, if you accepted Jesus as your Savior, are a part of His body. You have a role. A purpose. Maybe yours isn’t hospitality per se, but it doesn’t need to be in order to bless someone with a visit. Since we’re part of the body of Christ, we act as His ambassadors. We can (and need to) bring Christ to the world – and that’s exactly what we’re doing when we reach out to someone. Take the time to let them know you care. Ask some questions. See if there’s a need in their life. Pray with them. Share Christ with them.
So, here’s a challenge: take some time to bless someone this week. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, but put time and thought into it. Visit with them, and create an opportunity to share the gospel of Christ with them.
The BOTTOM LINE: We are ambassadors of Christ. Represent His love and compassion, and share His plan of redemption with others.