Laboring for the Lord

On June 28, 1894, President Cleveland signed a bill into law making Labor Day a national holiday for the working people.

While it is appropriate to take note of secular workers and the contributions they add to our lives, the laborers that should be most celebrated are the ones who labor for the Lord.

For all those who have lead a public prayer, taught a class, mowed the church lawn, visited someone who was sick or sad, planned or helped with a vacation Bible school, prepared the Lord’s Supper, served as an elder or deacon, hosted the church family at your home, lead singing, talked to a coworker about Jesus, cleaned the church building, preached a sermon, prepared food for get-togethers, encouraged a brother or sister, handled the church’s finances, supported a missionary or gone on a mission trip yourself, donated to the food pantry, coordinated a worship service, spoken at a Ladies Day, worked at camp, decorated for a fellowship meal or special event, driven someone to worship service, or any number of other tasks, THANK YOU! You are doing the most important work on earth: the Lord’s work.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (I Corinthians 15:58).