It’s Labor Day! The last hurrah of summer. Schools are back in session. Pools will soon be closed. Lake houses and boats will be readied for the winter or restricted to weekend useage.
But, there’s more to labor day then just the end of summer.
The term labor conveys different circumstances to different people. Although, it does usually involve physical exertion, mental labor is just as taxing for you my white collar friends out there.
If you are a young male in the manual workforce, this may depict labor to you.
If you are a female that has ever taken part in childbirth, this may look familiar to you.
Labor is defined as hard work. It’s been around since the fall of Adam and Eve.
He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will rule over you.
And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it: The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.
Whatever labor means to you, today is a day of rest in your honor (Unless of course, you work at a hospital or airport. Been there, done that. :)) And rest you shall. Even God rested after His labor of creation.
On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.
Enjoy your day off to its fullest! But, when you return to your work, whatever it may be, do not labor only for your own selfish desires. Take a moment to give thanks to God for the body He gave you so you can labor and can rest. Thank God for your job that provides for you the comfort of a day off to rest. Thank God for His creation and your creation without, you’d not exist.
And I thank God for you. I thank you, my readers, for your following. But, now I, too, shall labor no more at writing this blog. Off I go to rest. 🙂
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Love and laughter,