Our Labor Is Never in Vain, So Celebrate Labor Day
Posted Sep 03 2012 10:00am
“Therefore my dear brothers [and sisters] stand firm, let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the Word of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Happy Labor Day! Take a break today, relax and enjoy the rest. You deserve it.
What was that you said? Too much to do today? No time to slow down?
Remember dear child, even God rested on the Sabbath day.
Oh, dear. What was that? You feel burned-out? You cannot continue on in your labor? You feel too weary? After all, it is so hard on us with all of our health challenges to work as we once did. Bless your heart. Labor is hard. How can we find the strength to carry on?
Well in 1 Corinthians 15:58 we are told to stand firm and let nothing move us. We can accomplish this task with hope. We have hope concerning the future victory of Christ, with the abolishing of death and the establishing of God’s kingdom. This can encourage us to be faithful. With this hope we can be unmovable. This hope can build character and make us joyful in our service for the Lord. After all, faithful labor has promised us eternal rewards.
We are to hold on and persevere. Wow! Look at the trust and confidence that the Lord has in you‘ dear child! He has trusted you to carry out His assignment, because He knows that you can do it and do it well. You can grab on to courage, knowing that the Lord will instruct and guide you every step of the way. The Lord will never give you more than you can handle.
The Lord loves you so much, dear child, and He knows that you can pass that love on to those you meet along the way.
In the firmness of intent for the Lord’s work, one can be sure God’s blessings will come. Hang on to hope, dear loved one, and remember “Your labor –in the Lord– is never in vain.”
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father: Help us, Lord , to carry on. Help us to grab that “thread of hope” so that we may know that our labor is not in vain. Fill us with your strength that we may persevere. Give us the courage today to take another step forward. Show us what we can do for You to further spread Your message. We love You and thank You for all of your blessings! Amen.
About the author
Debbi Farmer is a wife, mom, business owner, and writer, who suffers daily from several health challenges. She sends to everyone her hugs and prayers today, as she wishes you all a “Happy Labor Day”!
What does Labor Day mean to you? A time of rest, vacation for loved ones? How does a reminder that our labor, when in the Lord, is never in vain?
Did you know our country’s first “Labor Day” was in 1882 and Oregon was the first state to make it a legal holiday in 1887? This video is an interesting glimpse at the history of Labor Day in the USA.