The Sun Was Setting, Luke 4:40

Luke 4:40  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them.”
Sinner, the sun is setting, wilt thou put off till tomorrow?
“And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them. And He said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also.” Solemn to think this may have been their last opportunity for blessing; happy to think they made the best of it.
Fellow-believers, the sun is setting, the day of God’s grace is about to close. If we had the glory of God before us, and the value of precious souls laid on our hearts, surely we should be more in earnest.
Verse 40. “All they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him.” Yes; it is our blessed privilege to bring those near and dear unto us, to His own blessed Person. “And He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.” Should not this scripture before us exhort and encourage us to count upon Him? Has the grace of His heart altered? Surely not. The failure is all on our side. O, then, may God in His grace, give us to be more devoted to Him, that we be not content with being hearers of the Word, and not doers; but being doers, and not forgetful hearers, we may be blessed in our deed.
May He give us to count more upon Himself, and our experience will be:
“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”