Last year, we rejoiced in the FOR YOU of the Gospel. Christ lived, suffered, died and rose FOR YOU. The only faithful response to the Lord giving Himself FOR YOU is... Amen. Christ died for you. Faith says, "Amen."
Amen is the receiving word – Christ forgives and we receive it by faith. Amen. Amen at our Baptism. Amen when the Lord absolves. Amen when His Word goes into our ears – preached, spoken, read, and prayed. Amen again when Christ gives His Body and His Blood in the Supper. Amen.
Amen. Gift received. It is as you say. Yes, yes, it shall be so. Amen.
Amen isn't just a word we say (a lot!) in the liturgy or when we pray, it's the entire life we lead as ones who have been set free in Christ.
"For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory." – 2 Corinthians 1:20
"Our Paschal Lamb that Sets Us Free" (LSB #473)