“The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer” (Proverbs 30:25).

When King Solomon was a youngster, he dwelled with God and not only wrote many proverbs out of the wisdom that Lord had bequeathed upon him but also wrote about animals after analysis.

He says that the ants, rock badgers, locusts and the spiders are ‘exceedingly wise’ creatures. (Proverbs 30:24-28). Though an ant is a very ordinary creature, it understands the difficulties of every season and starts to save food before the advent of the rainy season, by using its time effectively.

Before coming to the earth, Jesus Christ obeyed His Father and said, “Behold, I have come …… do your will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7). That is why Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4).

For no man on earth, the daytime will be forever. The period of grace is also not allowed to continue always. The daytime Jesus Christ received to do ministry was a mere three and a half years. Jesus Christ who gained that limited daytime walked village after village and sympathized with the people who were like sheep without a shepherd. He was compassionate towards them and did miracles.

The night time is both in an individual man’s life and for the whole nation too. Now the world is running towards a night time. “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you” (Isaiah 60:2).

Before being captured by the Russians, the Holy Spirit cautioned Romania through the children of God that a period of famine of Biblical verses was round the corner. Accordingly, the period of grace came to an end and the communist government came to power there. The Bibles were snatched and burnt. Not even a paper or a page of the Bible was available. But those who had learnt the Bible during the time of grace were able to receive the divine strength during the times of torture, by repeatedly telling the verses from memory.

Learn the Scripture verses during this period of grace just as the ant saves its food before the arrival of the rainy season. Gain souls. Exalt and showcase the loving God who sacrificed His life on Calvary for our sake. David says, “The dead do not praise the Lord, nor any who go down into silence” (Psalm 115:17). Time is precious like gold. Make use of the time of grace and receive the divine blessings.

To meditate: “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light” (Romans 13:12)

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai