now is the timeYesterday was the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. It’s called solstice. The summer solstice will be the longest day. In the Antarctic polar circle, yesterday was the only day of the year in which there was no light, only a 24-hour period of darkness.

Whether the day is short or long, there is always time to do what we need to do.

We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.
John 9:4 NET

On the day Jesus said this, he cured a man blind from birth. He used the moment to teach several truths. Here, the Lord speaks figuratively.

“Day” indicates the span of our life, opportunity, the possibility of the moment. “Night” means death, the loss of possibility, the failure to act when the chance appears.

Nobody can turn back the clock. The lost opportunity can never be recalled. We must do God’s will while we still have life. That means today. The “day” of today. The “day” of now.

Thus will we give glory to God taking action today, doing his works while there is time.

 

3 thoughts on “Is a day without light still day?

  1. Wow! Very cool. And very important. Let’s hope this verse appears on the 100 Days of Scripture. You know, I was almost dreading John 9, to pick something out for the devo, but once I got into it, there was more than enough to choose from. Stupid me!

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