Yes, you read that right – a bald story of Easter, as in no hair. Let me explain…
For the past couple years, my husband keeps his hair very short, almost bald. We use #1 on the clippers, if that tells you anything. But that pesky hair hasn’t got the point yet that it is unwanted. And it keeps growing out. The funny thing is that my husband has brushed his hair every day for over 40 years. So there is still a brush by his sink. And almost every morning, he reaches for it – even though there is nothing there to brush. Sometimes he actually picks it up and then remembers that he doesn’t have any hair to brush. It’s a habit.
Stay with me, this relates to the story of Resurrection. Paul tells us in Romans 8:11 that the power of God that raised Jesus from the grave lives in those who have become children of God. We are a new creature and the old things have passed away (2 Cor 5:17). In a simple way, this powerful truth relates to my husband’s baldness.
- We are new; the weight of sin - like unwanted hair - is gone.
- And yet, we keep picking up the brush, trying to handle it and manage it. Our sin has become a habit. But because of what Jesus did on the cross, His Spirit now lives in us; His power is at work in us. We no longer have to live under the power of sin. No more brushing!
But we do have to keep getting haircuts. We are human and are born with a sin nature. When we see sin growing, we can reach for the clippers, which is God’s Word, and speak truth to any sin, any lie that shows up. Buzz it off! Sometimes we can let it grow pretty long before we realize that we have let some sin, some lie grow in our heart. But it always feels good to shave it off and be clean before God.
We need a spiritual haircut daily. It’s really true: Bald IS beautiful!
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.