The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Her bright mood carried Summer through the rest of the day’s work. After a brief bathroom break, the stacks of obits diminished almost magically beneath her red pen. An incredible number of people died whose families simply had to advertise the fact in The Herald, and Summer accompanied them through the entire process. She told herself that her cheerful voice on the phone when they called in an obit might brighten an otherwise extremely dark day; even so, she never signed off with “have a good day,” feeling that might well exceed the bounds of good taste.