These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; (John 17:1 KJV)
Life is a journey; a traverse from one side to the other side. In the quest, everyone inevitably transits from what has become known or familiar into what is pending, unknown, unclear and uncertain. This is the model and stencil of life’s course.
Cross-over is a necessary event; an instance in the course of life’s traverse being inevitable by the notion to keep the motion. It is the bridge gap between where one had been and where one is going. It separates and terminates a familiar terrain for an era characterized by apprehension and anxiety of what is ahead but unknown. The end of every day rolls up to the beginning of another; what is known is past and man reels into what is presently both unknown and uncertain. Since this is the general pattern of everyday life; we must never relent to approach every end with brazen courage to venture into the new…after all what had come to pass was sometime unknown.
Time is the metric unit for Life, it is measuring streak that allocates and defines moments composed of hours, minutes and seconds. At this instance, we are at the conclusion of a certain familiar hour for a new and emerging hour. A new and set time for a new and fresh venture to take on new activity or pursuit.
The Bible identified and recognized the children of Issachar, as men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… (1 Chronicle 12:32 KJV). There is an allotment for every hour (time) about which we must be able to account.
Beloved, as we approach this coming hour, we must gain truth about this new hour, to what purpose is this hour and how must we engage it. We must know what (our) “Israel” ought to do. The import of this hour is the impetus, incentive and motivation for the joy of the new year. The inspiration and leading of the Holy Spirit are the important means to gain truth about this hour.
Our Lord Jesus identified a certain time that was come when he said, “The hour is come…and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John 4:23 KJV). We must also identify and recognize what the Lord is “seeking” that we do at this time. Let us go in this hour refreshed to accomplish the assigned task and renewed to please the Lord.
Happy New Year.