Now that’s an interesting headline, grammatically incorrect with a double negative, but it does have an effect. Even with its flaws, most people will get the meaning.
https://wordhistories.net gives us this explanation of its origin:
“The colloquial phrases you ain’t seen nothing yet and you ain’t heard nothing yet are used to indicate that however extreme or impressive something may seem, it will be overshadowed by what is to come.
“The latter phrase is generally said to have first appeared as the title and in the lyrics of a song by Al Jolson and Gus Kahn (music by Bud De Sylva). Published in 1919 by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (Detroit & New York), You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet was originally interpreted by Al Jolson.”
livemint.com echoes with this warning:
“The WHO (World Health Organisation) warned that worse pandemics could lie ahead, urging the world to get ‘serious’ about preparedness. The novel coronavirus has had a devastating impact around the globe, but the World Health Organization warned Monday (December 28th) that worse pandemics could lie ahead, urging the world to get ‘serious’ about preparedness. ‘This is a wakeup call,’ WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan told reporters at a briefing marking a year since the UN agency first learned of the new virus spreading in China.”
The Covid19 virus has had an enormous effect on the world since the beginning of 2020, and the consequences of what we have seen and experienced have devastated many businesses, economies and, most importantly, many people’s lives.
However, there can be no question that the statistics have been skewed. For example, walesonline.co.uk gives this example: “A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a Covid death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later.” Nevertheless, this virus is real and has wreaked havoc and heartache within countries and families around the world.
Wherever you look around the world there seems to be insurmountable problems and no country seems to be immune from them. To list many of these now would be to just reiterate regular news items and much that is regularly highlighted in our weekly Update.
But wait. This is just the beginning. The Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord are now, surely, just over the horizon and when it is God’s time for these things to happen, they will. It will be the only way to get man’s attention!
With many panicking at the current state of affairs, what the future holds will be much, much worse. Only our continual obedience to God’s ways will keep us from the suffering that the world will have to endure, and we are admonished in Luke 21:36 to: “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Much worse is to come, although the world is looking forward to normal service being resumed after the coronavirus has been defeated. Who knows, there could still be a short breathing space after the current crisis has been dealt with before further devastating events happen to an unrepentant human race. The key is to remember that these things will happen when God deems it right to do so in His plan for mankind. The timing is in His hands, but worse will surely follow.
And – be aware: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!