Just One: Narnia Part Two
“‘It means,’ said Aslan, “that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did now know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incarnation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.’” -The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
We all have an Edmund inside of us.
Sometimes our White Witch quietly haunts us, a whisper in the back of our mind, the urge that once won’t hurt.
Sometimes our White Witch has such a hold on our lives that we fight just to hang on.
When Aslan offers himself in place of Edmund it seems evil has finally conquered Narnia.
I wonder of Jesus’s disciples thought that evil won when Jesus carried his cross through the streets and hung their in agony. I wonder of the Devil celebrate because he appeared to have a tighter hold on man than God.
It seems Lewis used only one character’s fall and Aslan’s sacrifice for one to represent Jesus’s sacrifice for the entire world.
Or did Lewis desire to illustrate how Jesus died for the individual?
We all stumble, we all fall, we all at times hang by a thread tempted by the evil we can’t seem to shake.
Yet, when Jesus hung on the cross he conquered death so we would not have to feel eternal pain.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” -1 Corinthians 1:18
Dying for one may seem foolish. But the power of God is full of love, hope and freedom.
He died for one and the masses.
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