The Worst Thing Happened

Luke 8:40-56 — “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead…” These are words no parent ever wants to hear. These are words that terrify mothers and fathers when their anxious imaginations take a dark turn. The worst thing that could happen to Jairus did happen. 

As we consider this well-known story in Luke’s Gospel, we are reminded that (1) sometimes the strong are brought low, (2) sometimes the worst thing happens, but (3) Jesus is always enough.