Thomas Marshall New Hope for Today
October 31, 2013
John 9:4 – “I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
This weekend, we need to turn our clocks back one hour – remember to “Fall back.” Finding god in daylight savings time may sound like a strange idea. But the biannual ritual of changing our clocks can serve as a powerful reminder of why Jesus said what he did in our verse today.
In the spiritual realm, this biannual changing of the clocks can serve as a reminder that we have a limited time on this earth. Jesus was keenly aware that he had only three years to carry out his earthly ministry. He wanted his followers to have that same awareness and dedication to their God-given assignments. Jesus made the most of his “daylight” and accomplished his mission before he died.
We need to be about the business of bringing others into his kingdom. But time is short. God has fixed the date, since the foundation of the world, when this present age will end. We don’t know how brief our life will be. While we’re changing our clocks, we can be finding God if we renew our commitment to make the most of our days by serving him, and this will bring a New Hope for Today.
Thomas Marshall is pastor at New Hope Baptist Church and a professor at Liberty University.