In the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis paints a picture of this atoning victory. To atone for the sins of Edmond, Aslan is slaughtered by the White Witch on an altar. All the wicked forces in Narnia humiliate and kill the lion-king of Narnia. But Aslan is resurrected and destroys the power of the White Witch, and spring and justice returns to Narnia. This story of sacrifice, death, resurrection, and victory reflect the atoning sacrifice of Jesus (x [Grand Rapids, MI: Harper Collins, 2008]).
Jesus is a victorious king. This victory goes beyond just a “cool” fact in history and speaks to how our lives should be lived, knowing this reality. When we give our lives to Christ and become a part of his family, we enter into the declared victory that our king has won. Do you know this king? Do you know this victory?