Notes from the JOurney with the Disciples – 205

  1. “Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you” (John 12:35).

Jesus’ cryptic words pose a challenge for even the best Bible scholar. This response to the crowd’s question seems out of place. But Jesus’ point seems to be that they will have access to Him for only a little while longer. They must choose to heed His words–to walk in the Light–for their days of potential understanding are few. But while Jesus’ days on earth are limited at this point, so are theirs. This is the day of their potential salvation and they cannot afford to let it pass by. Neither can we. If we will not believe when the invitation is before us, darkness is looming. We must hear God when He is speaking for His voice will not continue to our hearts forever.

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