Very soon our time is going to change,
A greater change than a human’s hourly shift;
No longer will we follow the standard time:
The minute’s sweep to eternity will be swift;
From hours and days the starkness may seem strange:
Darkened hell for those who refuse the gift,
And humble seekers lifted to light sublime.

After many years he awoke from slumber
And counted hours he’d wasted, without number.
He couldn’t undo the past, now he was old;
From knowledge of what he’d lost, his heart was cold.
He doubled efforts and tried to right his loss—
A frantic race—his heavy albatross.

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.