Years ago when we were expecting our first child on ironically the day of labour, that child had their own time table and came 2 weeks early. Labour Day, of course, doesn’t exactly mean that type of labour.
“Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on 1 May.”*
May first is also May Day. Check out this previous post from that day: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/05/01/may-today-be/
In the United States of America, Labour Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September which is today. “It honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.”*
Ironically, no labour will be done this day. It does, however, mark the ‘unofficial’ end of summer. You may catch a discount at retailers if you happen to be in the United States this weekend.
But, the message I want to convey today is for you to ask yourself: what labour for the Lord am I pursuing? Have I found purpose in what labour He has created me for?
Labour Day recognition might be a fun day to relax or take time off work, but if we don’t labour for the Lord than all is in vain.
Here’s some verses for you to consider about labour:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Colossians 3.23
“…work – doing something useful with your own hands, that you may have something to share with those in need” Ephesians 4.28
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16.
When you do, you will…
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