CHRIST, THE WORLD'S AMBASSAGE.
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an
ainbassage, and desireth conditions of peace.—Luke xiv: 32.
An ambassador is one who intercedes with one
party or country for another.
Christ is the world's ambassador, who intercedes
with God for the sinner—" He ever fiveth to make
intercession for them." * In civil government am¬
bassadors receive large salaries as a compensation for
service rendered; but in divine government we find
things quite different. Christ intercedes for us
without money and without price; but he requires
of every one for whom he intercedes, submission
and obedience. Peace with God is the thing for
every sinner to desire, for he is not prepared to
meet him in war. The state of variance between
God and the sinner is serious, and there is but one
who can intercede between them, namely, the man
The United States government is not lacking for
* Heb. vii: 25.