4pm.

4pm

John 1:39

“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

Four in the afternoon.

So?

Remember these people were Jewish. 4pm is equivalent to our 11pm. Almost the turn of the day. John was saying that they forgotten the time of the day. It’s almost midnight. The Jewish day begins at 5pm after all.

Such was the sweet fellowship the disciples had with Jesus. The funny thing here was that they were still strangers. They had barely met. Yet they had such sweet fellowship until they had forgot about the time.

After all they had to walk home. It’s not just a five minutes drive.

Oh. There is a small item I forgot to talk about. The venue. It was in Jesus’ house. Yes the invitation was to “Come and See”.

Come to his house, the invitation used to be.

Yet the church tells us that if we are not clean enough, we are restrained from entering his house.

That caveat is all but nonsense. Today our bodies are his house. That fellowship which the early disciples had with Jesus should be a reality to us everyday. The one which made them forget about the time.

It’s 12:11am now.

I’m still enjoying him.

Sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer

That calls me from a world of care

And bids me at my Father’s throne

Make all my wants and wishes known

In seasons of distress and grief

My soul has often found relief

And oft escaped the tempter’s snare

By Thy return, sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer

The joys I feel, the bliss I share

Of those whose anxious spirits burn

With strong desires for Thy return

With such I hasten to the place

Where God my Savior shows His face

And gladly take my station there

And wait for Thee, sweet hour of prayer

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