by Bill Chapman
Daylight saving time is "time that is one hour later than standard time, generally used in the summer to give an hour more of daylight at the end of the usual working day." Modern man has learned to "work the clock" in many areas of our living. Take sports for an example. Those who are knowledgeable of the sports world understand how football coaches work the clock in such drills as "the two minute drill" (they can make two minutes last forever by using no huddles, time-outs, running out of bounds to stop the clock, etc.).So we have come to live with "working the clock" to save us more time for our physical activities. All of us know what it means to "spring forward" and "fall back" in regards to daylight saving time.
However, when it comes to the spiritual realm, there is no daylight saving time, no working the clock, no time management, no time outs, no stopping the clock. Our Lord Jesus stated it this way in John 9:4, "I (we) must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work." Our Lord is saying to us that "while it is day" is our "window of opportunity" and therefore it is urgent for believers to make the most of our God given opportunities (Eph. 5:16). As we witness the dark clouds and deepening shadows of paganism engulfing every area of life in this nation, what should the church be doing? Again we return to John 9:4 and find our Lord speaking of "must" work (must work is, says Jesus, "The works of Him that sent me") And just what is the work of God? Simply put, the work of God is God at work. Beloved, if we do not witness God at work, then all is in vain in our efforts to stop the onslaught of paganism. Remember, no daylight saving time. Jesus has warned, "The night cometh, when no man can work." Dear Lord, revive thy church that the people in this pagan nation may witness God at work.