Victoria Lynn Dunn: Further reflections

1 Cor 15_57aIn reflecting further upon the life of Victoria Dunn, I recall a reference to her name that brought to mind a profound truth from the Word of God. A number of years ago, someone inadvertently referred to the singer-psalmist-comedienne-prophetic teacher-decorator-and so much more, as “Victory Dunn.” I smiled and commented that the typo embodied a declaration from 1 Corinthians 15 which discusses our ultimate triumph over death which is an accomplished reality. Without question, “that victory is done”:

O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?

56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP) further reiterates this message:

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

The name Victoria is the feminine form of the word “victor.” Derived from the Roman goddess, Victoria, the name corresponds to Nike, the Greek goddess, who is personified as a statuesque woman warrior with massive wings—wings of victory. Many people associate the name with Queen Victoria, the 19th Century matriarch of England’s royal family.

Many times when I would write to or address Victoria Dunn in person, I would jokingly, yet seriously, address her as “Your Grace, Your Royal Highness, Your Excellency” or use a similar title.

In thinking about the accomplished work of Jesus Christ, we recognize that, indeed, the “victory is won:” This declaration also brings to mind a contemporary song of worship that Victoria sang as a member of the praise and worship team: “Anthem: You have won the victory” offered by Todd Dulaney. The song is a fitting reminder that in every situation, even in death, itself, “We have won the victory!”

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One Response to “Victoria Lynn Dunn: Further reflections”

  1. No fear: Love overcomes | Dr. J's Apothecary Shoppe Says:

    […] of last year, I posted two blog entries as tributes to a dear friend and beloved sister in Christ, Victoria Lynn Dunn, who passed away suddenly at the age of fifty. In one of the posts, I commented on the significance […]

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