Written By Amber Tafao
Have you ever bought a new dress, a new tie, an outfit for a child or grandchild, or were the recipient of new clothes growing up specifically for Easter Sunday? There is a beautiful story behind the Sunday best new clothes. When you are baptized, you are submerged in water which represents the blood of Christ washing your sins away and raised up out of the water representing the new life now born in you. Early Christians wore new white robes following their baptisms as a testimony to others regarding the decision they’d made. The tradition has simply evolved from there.
So, dress in your Sunday best this Easter. When you put on that new tie or that pretty dress and you help the children into their new Sunday best, consider the new life you have in Christ. Who would put on last year’s clothes when brand new ones have been freely and graciously given? Consider Ephesians 4:22-24: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” So, do not go back to the old. The new is just too beautiful.