Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains (Ephesians 6:20).
Ambassadors are special. They represent a king, or a president, or a potentate of some sort. Ambassadors get fancy cars, fine food, armed guards to protect them wherever they go. People listen carefully to every word an ambassador utters.
And then there is Paul. An ambassador…in chains.
Savor the irony. The ambassador of the most powerful King in all the universe, treated as a criminal, adorned in chains.
And he was honored by the privilege.
Beloved, we are also ambassadors. We also represent the Kingdom of Heaven wherever we go. And while we may not be in chains–yet–we do not enjoy the prestige and glory that generally go with ambassadorship.
As you go into your world today, you represent your King.
Happy Thursday, Beloved.