Night is coming!

Dear friends,

Night is coming!” It makes perfect sense since night follows day.  The Lord Jesus used those 3 words in John 9: 4; “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; ‘night is coming’ when no one can work.”

Jesus spoke those words not to the multitudes but to His disciples.  Notice the first 2 words in verse 4; “We must.” Jesus meant that there was no option for those who followed Him.  He was not just merely offering a nice suggestion so that they could “take it or leave it.”  No, it was a necessity – a requirement!

Night is coming” upon this our planet when all work will cease, but it is still day.  As we enter this fall season at Valley let’s renew our passion to “work the works of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.”  Our focus this fall is on, “Building Bridges inside and out!”  We what to strengthen our relationships with one another as well as reaching our community and beyond.

Tomorrow I want to share a very familiar passage with you about some of Jesus’ followers who worked hard all “night.” But it would be a “new day” for them because Jesus was going to do what they couldn’t – the miraculous!

Luke 5:1-11 records the historical account of Jesus changing the disciple’s profession. Could it be that He wants to change ours?  Are we really following our Master if we aren’t fishing? Just a question!

Because night is coming,