This coming weekend is Labor Day. Mothers are cheering for school has or will soon start. Children are sad because summer vacation is over.
Labor Day has been a United States federal holiday since 1894, though the first state holiday was in Oregon on February 21, 1887. Seven years later, thirty states had an official Labor Day at different times of the year. The federal holiday moved all the observances to the first Monday in September.
Originally, Labor Day was meant to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers. Today, it is little more than a time to squeeze in one more camping trip, barbeque or outdoor gathering before returning to the ritual of school, sports and employment.
But it is good to take a minute to honor all those who work, whether their job is in a factory, a school or an agricultural field. Working together is what holds the fabric of a community. Whatever you do, do it with integrity and honor.
Colossians 3:23 reminds us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
How do you bring honor to God in your work?
Thanks, Nancey, for the reminder about Labor Day. I had heard that the first celebration WAS in Oregon, in Albany, I believe. I’ve gone to the parade there, and enjoyed it.
I hope to bring honor to God by doing my best with the gifts He has given.