If he'd have only waited one day, a lot of people wouldn't have even heard that he died.
They'd be all, "Hey, Jesus, what up?" And Jesus would probably be like, "What up? I died yesterday. " And then they'd be all, "You look pretty alive to me, dude. " And then Jesus would have to explain how he was resurrected, and how it was a miracle. And then the dude would be like, "Okay, whatever you say, bro. "
"Oh, no, Jesus is dead. " Then, bam! He bursts through the back door, runs up the aisle. Everyone's totally psyched. And FYI, that's when he invented the high-five.