Between the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ there was an agonising pause for his disciples.
Faint memories of a promised return battled with abject shame, guilt, confusion sorrow and fear.
This pattern is often repeated in life. The despair of our worst is tested by time – the wait, the replays, the not knowing, the what-ifs, the wondering if God might still intervene.
If only we knew that amidst the dark soil of our worst is the good seed of God’s best. Like all seeds, it is a few days before the first inkling of new life, new hope, is evident.
Somehow stay in reach of his resurrection. Be a Mary Magdalene approaching the tomb; be a Peter or John grieving together; be a Thomas, wanting but doubting; be an Emmaus pair walking and talking, if not understanding.
Between our worst and his best is a wait. God never said it would be pleasant, only that it would end well. PH