Something to think about.
Salvation, Justification, Reconciliation
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:9-11
We have been saved and spared from the wrath of God by the atoning death of Christ. We are justified by the shedding of His blood. The only possible reconciliation with God was made possible for us by the death of Christ, even while we were still in our sin. Because of His death, we have salvation. Christ sacrifice gives us reason to rejoice in what He has done on our behalf; we have been saved, justified, reconciled, and reclaimed by God our creator.