Make Hay While the Sun Shines!


“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work,”   John 9:4.

“Make hay while the sun shines” is an old saying that’s considered a proverb.

If you make hay while the sun shines, it means that you take advantage of the chance to do something while conditions are good.

I grew up in a small town in Kansas where my dad had a farm a few miles out in the country.

He had alfalfa, corn, wheat and milo that was planted and harvested when the time was ripe.

Every summer I would be helping with various chores around the farm, especially hoisting hay bales on a wagon when the alfalfa had bloomed and had been cut and laid into wind rows.

My uncle was usually driving the tractor that pulled the baler, and the wagon was attached to that.

My middle brother and I stood on the wagon as it traveled down the rows, waiting for the next bale to be spat out of the baler.

We loaded them up at the end of the wagon, stacking them up four to five levels high, with some of them weighing well over a hundred pounds.

Eventually the wagon would be filled and then we would stack them beside an old farm house and then rest…..

It was good work and the word had traveled around the area that we were good workers, so that many of the farmers hired us during the summer months.

And yet of course it’s true, that one would need to work, particularly outside, when it was still daylight.

One needs to have the light of day in order to “see” what they are doing.

This is true of course in the spiritual as well.

For when the darkness comes, one doesn’t have light to see ahead of them.

Jesus is the light of the world and He came to dispel the works of darkness, and yet as it is said, the time will come when no man can work.

Perhaps even more importantly, one cannot do the work from the grave, for death prevents one to work.

Our LORD came to do the work of the Father while He was upon this earth, fulfilling the law, and satisfying justice.

Along with this, He was the Word that had become flesh, the working of miracles, and among these was the giving sight to the blind, both in a natural and spiritual sense: and with a view to this he speaks of the works He must do.

Those who are wise, make the most of the time that they have, while it is still light…..


~ Stephen Hanson

Prophet Stephen HansonStephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since.  In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God.  Will we be prepared and ready?

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