I wonder why Good Friday is not a bigger day in the church. Sometimes it is even described as the saddest day. Now, please do not misunderstand, what Jesus had to suffer was horrible. However, it is done, and was done for us. His death on the cross is the whole purpose of history after the fall. Good Friday is the greatest day in the history of the human race. His resurrection on Easter Sunday is just proof that the sacrifice made on Friday worked, that He really is the Son of God, He really has the power to be a ransom for us all. We needed a perfect sacrifice to pave (or rather tear) the way for us to commune with God. A risen savior is just a wonderful bonus (and a necessary fulfillment of prophecy).
He is risen.
He is risen indeed.