What do colored eggs have to do with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
This is the week where people are the most evangelistic all year. By evangelistic I don’t mean that people will share the good news, but that more invites to church are made this week than any other week of the year.
I love Easter! It’s the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And while the resurrection should be celebrated and lived out every day, this Sunday is the culmination for the year.
I’m a little confused though
There is this growing phenomenon that I see on billboards throughout my city. More than that, I see flyers in my mailbox, and invites on social media platforms that don’t mention anything about the death and resurrection of Jesus.
What I do see is a picture of a helicopter and that thousands of eggs will be dropped on a location. I’ve even seen that if the service is held in the evening on Easter weekend, that glow in the dark eggs should be expected.
Somebody help me figure this out
What do colored eggs have anything to do with the sin death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
The good news is that Jesus lived the perfect life that we could never live. That because of his sinless life, only he could be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world. And to climax it all, God raised him back to life by the power of the Holy Spirit. That is the gospel… This is the good news that saves us according to 1 Corinthians 15:1–4
Why do we think that colored eggs falling from the sky, and giveaways will attract people into an intimate relationship with God that will lead to transformation?
Could this be the reason we see so little transformation in the church? Could this be why there are so many consumers and very few disciples?
I know that I’m full of questions, but this is a peculiar thing to me.
What foundation is being laid?
The Apostle Paul had much to say about how we built upon the foundation that is Jesus Christ.
Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have — Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 3:10–11
If you read verse 12 of the same chapter, you won’t see eggs let alone glow in the dark eggs in the description.
Is the Gospel not enough?
Has the gospel lost its power to save? Has it lost its attractiveness? Why do we need smoke and mirrors to trick people into hearing the only true message that can change lives?
Obviously the gospel is enough!
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes — the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” — Romans 1:16–17
I’m glad that buildings will be filled this weekend
My hope is that there is more made about Jesus than is made about eggs, prizes, and the like.
My hope is that demonstration of the Spirit and power are manifest as the message of Jesus Christ crucified is preached, not just this Sunday but every time it is preached. That the faith of people would not rest on anything else but the power of God.
Happy Easter. He is risen. He is risen indeed.