And [the angel] said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here” (Mark 16:6a).

Our hosanna changes. No longer do we cry out, “Save us!” Instead we join our voices with countless believers around the world and cry out, “He is risen! Alleluia!” The Jesus that we hailed as the Son of David on Palm Sunday and that we watched die on Good Friday, is alive! He has risen from the dead.

In that resurrection we are given the wonderful assurance that we are saved. He dies to pay the full price of our sins. In His resurrection, He destroys the power of the grave. He lives, and because He lives, we know that we shall live as well. Death does not have any power over us. The grave shall not hold us. Believing in the living Christ, we know that we will rise on the Last Day and live eternally with Him in heaven.

That is the message that the LWML proclaims as it supports the work of the Gospel around the world through the various mission grants. Working together, we can proclaim, “He is risen! Alleluia!”