We confess that our God is a just God, who punishes those who despise Him; but even more, does He stand ready to forgive those who trust in Him.
As Christians, we confess that God calls true prophets to preach His whole counsel, which includes both Law and Gospel.
We have true peace and true comfort, even in this sinful world. We have a true and righteous king who dwells among us for our good, who reigns to our abundant blessing. Today He is with us, and He will remain with us throughout this new year and unto all time. He is our righteousness and our peace, even Jesus Christ our Lord.