I created some t-shirts last Friday on a website called CustomInk. I’m not trying to offer a blanket endorsement for their business, but they did a great job. I had fun creating a couple designs, and it was super easy to do. I absolutely needed the shirts within one week, so I placed my order via phone and had to pay a little extra to ensure on-time delivery. Nothing fancy about that.
But their service was great. I had proofs in my inbox waiting for approval in less than 12 hours. I had the t-shirts in my hand in less than 5 days, including a weekend. Everything was great. I even got a follow up email asking for feedback on their service. Every step of the way, the company communicated with me, as if they actually cared about how I felt about their service.
The final contact came from a gal named Elizabeth whose job title was “T-Shirt Ambassador.” As in, “I represent these shirts. I speak for them. When you talk to me, think of these awesome and comfortable shirts.” Well thank you, Elizabeth the T-Shirt Ambassador. I got your shirts and they are spectacular. I feel like I want to be friends with you and make shirts forever. This is clearly a company who understands that every single interaction represents their brand and their overall success. Bravo.
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” - 2 Corinthians 5:20
Christian, you are an ambassador for Christ. Your whole life should be an appeal to fall in love with and be reconciled to God. You do not merely represent a brand of church or a happy set of beliefs, you speak for Him. The Risen Savior. The King of Kings. You represent HIM with your whole life.
The Bible – the very Word of God – gives you that title: Ambassador for Christ. What if you signed every email with that title? What if you lived like you signed every email with that title?
When people see you, do they should know without a doubt who you stand for?
Do you represent Christ with your life, or do you just wear a catchy t-shirt?