We Need To Work While We Have The Opportunity

I grew up on a dairy-farm. There were seasons of the years when we cut hay and in the fall of the year, we planted fall pasture. During those times, we were in the field a lot. There were times when, we were trying to finish a section of a field or maybe an entire field but the sun was going down. It wouldn’t be long before it would be night and we had to stop working. If you were cutting hay or baling hay and it was a clear day but rain was on its way, someone may say “We better make hay while the sun’s shining.”
In John 9:4, Jesus basically said the same thing. Jesus said “We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.”
“The night is coming… when no man can work.”
Jesus was saying that He had been sent on a mission. That mission was to provide salvation for all people. There was much work to be done… pretty soon, it would be night and then, all work must cease.
Opportunities come and go. Today, we may have an opportunity that will be gone tomorrow. Or, maybe you have had an opportunity pass. Maybe you were given an opportunity in recent weeks or years that has come and gone. Its time has passed. This is a reminder that we need to work and take advantage of opportunities when they come along.
Have you been given an opportunity recently and you are trying to determine if you should take advantage of it? Jesus said, “The night is coming when no one can work.”
Or, maybe there are some changes you need to make in your life. You have talked about it and talked about it but you haven’t taken action. We need to take action… get to work… the night cometh when no man shall work.”

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