He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. – Isaiah 53:5-6
We here at 1517 hope you have a wonderful Resurrection Day, filled with the grace-filled words of the Gospel of Christ for your salvation. After taking your sins to death on the cross in order that you might be freed from the shackles of sin, your debt paid forever, our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, just as was foretold, defeating sin, death and the devil for all eternity.
Our Father loves us, His flock, so dearly that He gave His only begotten Son that we might have eternal live with Him. What a wondrous and glorious gift.
In His gift of faith, we are clothed in Christ's perfection, all His perfect works imputed to us, credited as righteousness. It is finished. The battle is won, fought by the great Healer and King in our stead, stepping in and fighting the fight which we could not.
And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day:
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of Glory passes on His way.
From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
– "For All The Saints", LSB #677=
He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!