2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NKJV)
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ�s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
As God desires for us to be reconciled to Him, we too should have the desire to reconcile ourselves to God. We are to make ourselves ambassadors for Christ, going to make known Christ and His gift of salvation for all. We are to demonstrate Christ in our actions and love for others. All but Christ were sinners and Christ who knew no sin took the sin of the world upon Himself that we would become righteous before God. Christ became the one who paid the debt for the sins of the world.
In the movie National Treasure, Ben Gates, played by Nicolas Cage is on a mission to find a National Treasure that was long forgotten. The character Ian Howe is out to find the treasure as well competing against Gates. Ian wants the satisfaction of claiming the treasure for himself. Gates is more interested in the preservation of the treasure and is therefore at odds with Ian.
A critical piece in the movie is the Constitution of The United States must be taken to find a map hidden on the backside of The Constitution. Gates has high regards for this important document, but Ian is willing to do anything to get it, including murder if necessary. Gates manages to obtain the document, but this draws the attention of the FBI as the document shifts between Gates and Ian.
In the end of the movie Gates finds the treasure and the FBI agent catches up with Gates and his crew. Gates discloses the information about the treasure and what has taken place. Gates asks the agent, �Now what?� The agent replies, �Somebody needs to go to jail.� It turns out that Ian Howe and his mercenaries take the fall for the theft of The Constitution after Gates turns over the treasure and lead the FBI to Ian and his crew who are in possession of The Constitution.
You see someone had to pay for the crimes committed. Someone had to take responsibility and pay the debt for the actions that had taken place. While Jesus Christ never committed sin, He took the responsibility to pay the debt for our sins. It should have been us that faced the punishment Christ faced, but instead Christ suffered a horrible death because He loved us and wanted to set us free from sin. For those who have placed their faith in Christ let us act as Ambassadors for Christ so the world can know about Him.