The holiday that traditionally marks the end of summer, Labor Day became a federal (U.S.) holiday in 1894. It’s a time set aside to celebrate workers. While this may not have been what the original organizers had in mind, we know that “worker” applies to women both on the job and at home. So today we want to celebrate you!
What does the Bible have say about work? Quite a lot! For example . . .
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted. —1 Corinthians 15:58 NCV
Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. —Exodus 34:21 NIV
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? —Psalm 127:2 MSG
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:38 NKJV
Do you see a theme developing? Work is important, but so is rest. Today, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, we hope you’re able to enjoy a holiday from your labors and a sweet time of rest.