Arthur: I’m no leader. I’m not a king. I do not work or play well with others, and I can’t let you die trying to turn me into something I’m not.
Mera: You think you’re unworthy to lead because you’re of different worlds. But that is exactly why you are worthy. You are the bridge between land and sea. I can see that now. The only question is, can you?
Arthur Cook aka Aquaman had major misgivings about whether he could be king of Atlantis. He felt like a fish out of water being neither fully human nor Atlantean. However, Mera saw that his unique background was the exact reason why he could unite these two worlds.
Unlike Arthur, Jesus knew he was the bridge between two worlds – heaven and earth. Jesus, the sinless God-man (isn’t that a cool idea for a new film?), was the only one worthy to come to earth and die on the cross for our sins. Through his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, he formed the bridge from earth to heaven. By believing in Jesus Christ, we cross from death to life. Paul wrote:
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
When we pass from this earthly realm, we transit to the heavenly realm. All because of Jesus, the God-man, who came to rescue us from our sins. Therefore, we have a message for the world: Jesus is the bridge to God. Jesus’ death provides reconciliation to God and we are his ambassadors of this glorious message. Again Paul writes with palpable excitement:
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 Cor 5:19-21
We have a message of reconciliation to tell the world. There is hope in Jesus Christ! In the recent Celebration of Hope event, this wonderful message of Jesus was shared through testimonies, songs and messages. Keep on appealing to people to come back to God. We are ambassadors sent by the King. While Arthur took his rightful place as king, Jesus is the King of Kings. He conquered sin, death and Satan. By believing in him, we receive the victorious life as we cross the bridge to eternal life.