Jesus Doesn’t Wear Pastel Dresses
A resurrection-less gospel is no gospel at all. If the gospel is only the message that “Jesus
died on the cross for my sin” then Jesus was merely a miserable suffering moron. Without the
resurrection we have no faith, no hope, and no salvation. We are of all people most to be pitied
(1 Cor. 15:14-18).
Easter Sunday is so much more than a parade of pastel dresses and tight knit bow ties in
Sunday morning social media. It is so much more than another holiday for parents to use a
fictional character as leverage for behavior modification in their rebellious, sweet-toothed
children. It is so much more than egg hunts, fake grass, and unifunctional baskets.
Easter Sunday is the celebration of one of the most essential, foundational, and pivotal
doctrines of the Christian faith. Easter Sunday is the celebration of our risen Lord who defeated
the tyrannical rule of sin that enslaved us, separated us from God, and declared us damned for
eternity (Eph. 2:1-3). Despite our sinful state, God was rich in grace and mercy and sent his Son
to bear his eternal wrath against us in order that we might be reconciled to him through the
blood of Christ (Rom. 6:4). Only Jesus, the God-man, could appease the eternal wrath of God
against humanity by paying an eternal punishment in full. Only he could say “It is finished” as he
breathed his dying breath (John 19:30). Only Jesus could then be raised from dead and declare
sin defeated. And now, only Jesus Christ, the Resurrected King, reigns for all eternity
If Jesus did not raise from the dead then we worship a dead god and our life will end in
the grave. However, we have complete confidence and full assurance that our God is alive and
we will be with him for all eternity. Just as Christ was resurrected from the dead we too will be
resurrected into new life to fulfill our original purpose glorify God and enjoy him forever.