I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. (John 9:4)
Every year we get excited around this time, no not about Thanksgiving coming up but about that one day….that single hour which allows you to set your clock back one hour. “Fall back” usually occurs sometime in October, but this year it is in early November, or this weekend to be exact. Historically, DST was a means of energy conservation, and using these time saving/giving methods you were supposedly using less electricity during certain times of the year (spring, fall). From the time that I was young and in school I remember being excited about “fall back time”, and that extra hour of sleep that I would get; you know how we are, “Ohhh I get to sleep in an extra hour!” It was almost better than Christmas lol. I was cooking my breakfast this morning when the Lord asked me a couple of questions: 1) What will you do with that extra hour? and 2) How many souls can be saved while it is daytime? I had no answer, and then John 9:4 came to the forefront of my mind; In this passage of scripture Jesus and his disciples came upon a blind man, and they inquired of Him which sin the man or his parents had committed so that he was born blind……Jesus answered them by stating that neither the man nor his parents had sinned, but that God’s works could be made manifest. Jesus then stated that as long as He is in the world that he is the light of it. After that Jesus made clay out of his spittle and anointed the man’s eyes with it and directed him to the pool of Siloam to wash the blindness from his eyes. In other words, the Light of the World gave the blind man the light (sight). Jesus also performed this miracle on the Sabbath. How interesting that Daylight Savings Time is always on a Sunday, which incensed the Pharisees!
Of course if you’ve read this 9th chapter of John then you know that the blind man was just a set up for the Pharisees to accuse Jesus, but another view can be that we never know the reason WHY God chooses to do the things that he does or to what end, but Jesus told the disciples that God’s work must be manifested through the blind man’s healing. Yesterday I found out that a distant relative of mine had passed away, and her immediate family were sorely grieving, complaining and moaning yet when I went to give a word of comfort about God’s will, I was quickly hung up on. 🙂 It is difficult for the carnal mind to understand the things of God, but does that mean that we should stop His work? No, on the contrary, Jesus stated that night is coming when no man can work! Incidentally, two weeks ago I ran into that prophet I spoke about here: http://wp.me/p1wKvm-93 and he was to the point. He told me that God said to tell my husband to “Preach, do the work”, and that was it. It is truly daylight saving time, and there are many souls who need saved. We never know when our night may come, and our work is through, and we also never know when our brothers and sisters, who don’t know Christ, night may come; Jesus healed our sight so that we could see and be a witness for Him, just as He did that formerly blind man in John 9. You have an extra hour this weekend, don’t waste your “Sabbath” and fall back into the same old routine. Let’s work!
Jesus said in John 14:12, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Have a blessed weekend! 🙂