As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

The Teacher gives the priority of a student’s life. To display by actions the work God is doing in the world.

Doesn’t this perfectly describe the life of our Teacher? His days were filled with serving others. His life’s work: Ministering to the sick, reaching out to the poor and teaching God’s Word.

This is the life work for every student of this Teacher. This is what it means to follow Him.

The Teacher said that He must work while it is day for the night is coming when no one can work.

Day represents our lifetime and night signals the end of life when it is too late to do God’s Will.

Here Jesus heals a man blind from birth. As He provides the tremendous gift of sight to this man, he explains the reason - so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.

This is the life work of every student of Jesus. To display in their own changed life and by service to others the work of God in this world.

Some mistakenly think that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day and has been distant and aloof from the earth since that time.

But Jesus explains God is still working. Working through Him and working in and through His students.

Students of Jesus have various occupations in life to earn a living, but they all have one constant employment every day. To follow the Teacher’s example by doing the work of God in their lives!


  1. Reading this story makes me remember about a woman who invaded Simons house and wept at Jesus feet and wiped them with her hair. Jesus asked Simon; do you see this woman? She was right in front of him yet truth be known he only saw a problem, not a person. The reaction of the neighbors of this blind man makes me think they never really saw him. How could they not have recognized him. I'm sure they had seen him many times. This is what I love about Jesus, He always sees. Was this not part of the work of the Father? One of His names is El Roi in Hebrew, meaning God Sees. In this we need to be like Him. To really see those around us is the first thing in being able to minister to them.

  2. Not only seeing others - but opportunities in our own lives. How aften do we have the "Why Me" syndrome?

    Jesus says of this man's ailment that he had struggled with all his life: "Neither this man nor his parents sinned,but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life."

    How often do we look back on hardhsips and trials and realize that in deed, God displayed might and strength and comfort through our trials?

    Yet when we face them, what attitude do we have?

    Do we look at hardships and struggles as opportunities for God to do something amazing in our lives? If we are faithful, and follow Him, He will! Check out Romans 8:28 and Heb 11:6.