“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work,” John 9:4 NASB
I feel a real urgency to work for Jesus as the day of His returning is getting close. He tells us that the “fields are white unto harvest”. There are so many people who are unsaved…..they are headed for Hell. Their future is one of eternal torment. We have SO much work to do!
I heard recently that the United States is now made up of less than 50% Protestants. I have no idea how many true evangelical believers there are in our country. We have a huge job ahead of us and so little time to get it done.
I could easily get discouraged but for the knowledge that God is still Sovereign. He is in Control. He is the Lord of the Harvest. I am only responsible for doing my part. As soon as we become a Christian, we are a soldier in the Lord’s army. One soldier is not expected to win the war. He only is responsible for his task. I have heard it said that God and I make a majority. I must witness, sow the seed, and leave the results to the Holy Spirit. But, work I must. God calls us to go into the battle to win souls. If not me…who? If not now….when?
So, let us take up our swords (the Word of God) and get into the battle for truth. Jesus is coming soon and I want to be found witnessing and working when He returns! Mark 13:35-37: “Therefore, be on the alert…for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows or in the morning….in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’”
WORK FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING,
WORK THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS;
WORK WHILE THE DEW IS SPARKLING,
WORK ‘MID SPRINGING FLOWERS;
WORK WHEN THE DAY GROWS BRIGHTER,
WORK IN THE GLOWING SUN;
WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING,
WHEN MAN’S WORK IS DONE.