For the past week or more, this has been the message on one side of the Nazarene church’s sign here in Litchfield:
The Easter Bunny didn’t rise from the dead.
Zing, right? He sure didn’t. And, really, aren’t we glad?
I mean, I love Santa, and I like the Tooth Fairy, but I have never been a big fan of the Easter Bunny. (Pro Tip: The Cadbury Bunny, who lays delicious chocolate cream eggs and clucks like a chicken? He is tops.)
But this guy? This guy is a little creepy:
So, I’m really glad that instead of raising a giant rabbit (who, according to this photo, is also a milliner?) from the dead, God raised Jesus. I’m glad that in baptism we are joined to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and not the Easter Bunny. I’m glad that Jesus is alive, and that we have new life in him.
And if I were in charge of putting pithy sayings on church signs, I might have gone in that direction instead of picking a fight with a big ol’ bunny. Because I want to tell people about Jesus, and also because I don’t know what that other guy is capable of.
What are your (least) favorite church sign messages?