But Jesus answered them, My Father has been working until now, and I have been working John 5:17.
How can we tell when the Lord is working? Sometimes we see a dramatic event, like when the Red Sea parted for the Israelites. Sometimes it looks like God isn’t doing anything, like when Jesus put off going to see the sick brother of Mary and Martha (John 11:3-6). The Holy Spirit is a gift from our Father that enables us to perceive His presence and creation. But because the Lord works according to His timeline and not ours, identifying God’s work also needs patience. Remember that Abraham had to wait until both he and his wife were past childbearing age before Sarah became pregnant with the child that God had promised. I think you’ll find that the Lord’s efforts are worthwhile of your patience. When Hannah gave birth to a child at last, she was ecstatic (1 Samuel 1:27–28, 1 Samuel 2:1) In order to support his family, Joseph was eventually promoted to a position of responsibility, but only after being wrongfully sold into slavery and imprisoned. Jesus explained to the disciples that both He and His Father were constantly working. We will be encouraged and strengthened in our faith as we become aware of how God is at work.
Oh Lord, grant me the patience to wait for my appointed time, Amen.
BIBLE READINGS: John 5:16-23
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Ṣugbọn Jesu da wọn lohùn pe, Baba mi ti nṣiṣẹ titi di isisiyi, emi si ti nṣe Johanu 5:17.
Bawo ni a ṣe le sọ nigbati Oluwa nṣiṣẹ? Nígbà míì, a máa ń rí ìṣelẹ̀ àgbàyanu kan, bíi ìgbà tí Òkun Pupa pín fún àwọn ọmọ Ísírẹ́lì. Nigba miiran o dabi ẹni pe Ọlọrun ko ṣe ohunkohun, bii nigba ti Jesu dawọ lilọ lati lọ wo arakunrin Maria ati Marta ti n ṣaisan (Johannu 11:3-6). Emí mímọ́ jẹ́ ebùn láti odo Bàbá wa tí ó jẹ́ kí a mo wíwà níbe àti ìṣedá Re. Ṣùgbọ́n nítorí pé Olúwa ń ṣiṣẹ́ ní ìbámu pelú ìlàna re ti kii se Ilana Tiwa, dídá iṣẹ́ Ọlọrun mo nílò sùúrù. Ranti wipe Abrahamu nilati duro titi oun ati Aya re fi re koja ojo Ori ti won le Fi bimo, ko to di wipe Sara loyun omo ti Ólorun ti seleri fun won. Mo ro pe iwọ yoo rii pe igbiyanju Oluwa nilo sũru rẹ. Nígbà tí Hánàh bí ọmọ nígbeyìngbẹ́yín, inú re dùn ( 1 Sámúẹ́lì 1:27–28, 1 Sámúẹ́lì 2:1 ) Láti lè satilehin fun ìdílé re, Jósẹ́fù wá di eni ti o di ipo ojuse nla mu ṣugbọn lẹ́yìn tí wọ́n tà sí oko ẹrú lona aito ti a si so o sinu tubu. Jésù ṣàlàyé fún àwọn ọmọ ehin re pé òun àti Bàbá òun ń ṣiṣẹ́ nígbà gbogbo. A óò fún wa ní ìwurí, a ó sì fún wa lókun nínú ìgbàgbọ́ wa bí a ṣe ń mọ bí Ọlọ́run ṣe ń ṣiṣẹ́.
Oluwa, fun mi ni suuru lati duro de akoko ti a yan fun mi. Amin
BIBELI KIKA: Jòhánù 5:16-23