Even Death Itself Will Work Backwards

I watched Chronicles of Narnia tonight. Aslan made a comment to Lucy after Aslan’s “sacrificial death.” In the conversation he remarks “and death itself will work backwards.” I then realized how utterly Irenaean that line was. According to St Irenaeus and Ephesians 1:10, Christ’s death recapitulated all of reality, both in heaven and on earth. This includes death and time. Christ’s death defeated death and changed the very structure of time (if we are to take Ephesians 1:10 seriously as the summing up and recapitulation of “all” things).