Shortly after going to bed a fever began and by morning, I was throwing up. Twelve years ago, today, my dear husband spent the morning trying to coax me into the car sensing the need to go to the emergency room, yet, I just wanted to die. So then he thought getting the prescription of nausea meds (that we had not needed and did not get filled) from the pharmacy would help, so leaving me alone, he made a mad dash to pick them up. I was so sick I could not bear the thought of getting in the car. However, after getting the meds in my system, I seemed to be braver and ready to get help. So off we drove back to the same hospital that had performed the hysterectomy just 7 days earlier. The whole experience is one I wanted to forget.
Well, we certainly all have those experiences we want to forget and never relive!
But God through His faithfulness has taught me a lesson.
If He has “permitted it,” then He wants to use it either for my good or someone else’s! When I gave my life to Christ Jesus so many years ago, I became HIS ambassador!
And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.2 Corinthians 5:18-21, NLT
Draped in an invisible scarlet robe of righteousness and walking with the message of the gospel of peace, a believer can broadcast wherever they go, even a hospital bed. Our Heavenly Father brings us to places so we can use our ambassadorial skills. And one day, our diligence and obedience will be rewarded in heaven.
I love George Mueller’s insight:
In one thousand trials it is not five hundred of them that work for the believer’s good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine of them, and one beside.
Have you been covered in His righteousness and find yourself walking the corridors of this land with the gospel of peace and truth? If you have, YOU are His AMBASSADOR no matter what you must go through to get to your appointed destination! Remember “The Lord is coming soon” (Philippians 4:5b).