There’s a fight scene in the movie, Tron: Legacy (2010) that I like.
The moment I enjoy most is when Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), the maker and creator of the movie’s digital world, is introduced into the scene. In the middle of the ensuing brawl, the camera cuts to a tight shot of the floor, onto which a man steps, and a hand is lowered. The camera pans to reveal it to be the hand of the Creator, and it is in that moment that the lights go out, the music pauses, and the chaos of the scene stops, albeit momentarily.
To a revitalized beat rises the Maker dressed in glowing robe, without whom nothing in this scene or realm could have come to be. The entire room feels the impact of his presence and authority. His power is effectual.
God brings order to chaos
The scene is powerful not just because the cinematography is good, but also because of its Christ-like illustration. Just as Flynn brings order to the digital world, so shall Christ even more powerfully bring and re-establish order in this world.
Until then, this is what every Christian is called to be, and perhaps men most of all. That is, a good, authoritative and peace-establishing presence in the chaos of this world. Not for the sake of comfort, but God-glorifying order.
It is all too easy to contribute to the storms rather than serve as an anchor within them. To get caught up in the anxieties of life, or obsessed with the pursuit of things that will not last in eternity.
But, if we servants of Christ can remember what is most important, it may help us to serve others as we have been first served. With humility and resolute faith, we would do well to remember that we are not here to panic the dead, but rather work in ways that might help them to awaken and have life, now and into eternity.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – God (John 14:27, ESV)