Today's devotion is based on John 9:4-7, "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." After saying this, he [Jesus] spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. So the man went and washed, and came home seeing."
Jesus said he must do the works of him who sent me while it was still day, for night was coming soon. Jesus was there to do the work his Father had for him to do in the time God had given him. Jesus' mission was to undo the effects of sin, and God had arranged all of time for this purpose. His work could not wait but had to be accomplished. It is the same "why" in your own story and the same determination with which God works in your life. He is still the light of the world and working at just the right time and in the right way. We may have many questions about the "what" of our story, but never forget about the "why."
Please pray with me: Lord of all, enable me to do the work you have given me in the time you have given me to do it. Amen.