We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. – John 9:4
This the Savior said right before He healed a man who had been born blind. Notice that He says, “We must work the works“. He includes His disciples in the task. And at the same time, He does not say, “the works of Him who sent us“. Instead, He says, “of Him who sent me“. The Father sent the Son, and the Son chose the disciples to do the work with Him.
This work was to be done while it was day. Night was coming, and at that point, no one could work. The next verse explains that while He was on the earth, He was the light of the world. And the work that He was sent to accomplish was to be completed before His coming death. Note the Savior’s resolve and commitment to complete the work His Father sent Him to do.
And now that the Savior has completed His work, it being finished on the cross, we now are sent by Him to do our work. And we must work the works of Jesus, who sent us, while it is day. Night is coming, when no one can work. We will all die, except those who are alive at His return, but we all have a limited time to do the work for which He sent us. May we be like the Savior, ever diligent in our duties, since He has saved us by His grace alone.
God, help us to be like Your Son, who is wholly devoted to You.