So, no matter who you identify with in the story of the workers, whether you are the early morning or late afternoon laborer, it is fair to say that life may not be fair, but it is beautiful. And that God may be mysterious, but He is good and so generous.
And immediately John has made it clear to us that this will not be a cute story about a peculiar carpenter. No, to John, Jesus is much more than a man. He is God in the flesh, described by John as God’s very Word, by whom all things were made.