Chris Stevens was born in Grass Valley California on April 18, 1960 and died on September 11, 2012 in service for his country. He was not the only one as there were three other staff members killed. He was the United States of America's Ambassador to Libya. His job was to be a representative for his home country and, as most ambassadors, he lived in a foreign land. That sad event reminds me of something in the Bible. All Christians, anyone who has trusted Christ as Lord and Savior, are called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our homeland is not on this earth but in Heaven (Philippians 3:20). We are to be representatives or witnesses for Christ to a lost and troubled world (Acts 1:7&8). When our assignment is finished, God will call us home (2 Corinthians 5:1-10). Christians are heaven bound but in the last days on earth it is going to get rough (1 Thessalonians 1:10). Most of the world will reject Christ, accept false religions and want to kill Christians (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Peter 3:3). They will think or are taught they are doing God a favor and are going to receive great rewards. We are to remain faithful to the end (John 6:38-40), no matter what and we are to live in a way that does not disgrace or bring shame to the Christian name (2 Thessalonians 2:10). See you in Church next Sunday.