The very worst is not.
This central message for the follower of Christ is that it is never as bad as it looks.
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28 v 5-6)
‘Jesus who was crucified’ …. What does that look like?
Defeated, silent, dead, grave, finished?
That’s what the women had thought.
But that day the angel said something different.
“…who was…he has…”A collision of understanding.
Jesus the Crucified One is not in that position, that state and not in that place.
Don’t write the dead off.
All that they were hoping for was to enter a tomb, but on that day they entered a resurrection experience!
The women had come to the tomb to honour the past, to share their memories of what had been and what could have been. Their walk was a walk of defeat.
But with God the very worst is not.