Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a day where Americans celebrate the labor force and the innovations and progress it has made. Most of us don’t even know why we celebrate Labor Day, it just means another day off. A three-day weekend. Yipee! But when I remembered this verse in 1 Corinthians 15:58, labor day took on a whole new meaning.
I thought about how the Apostle Paul and the other disciples never took a day off from doing good and spreading the news about Jesus.
“Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
This applies to you and me today. But don’t let this scare you. This labor of spreading the news of Jesus doesn’t have to look preachy.
It can look like someone wading through waist-high water to rescue a stranded family in Texas. It can be opening your home to someone who needs help. It can be making a home-cooked meal for an ill neighbor or sitting silently with a grieving friend.
There are countless ways to do God’s work. And when God’s love rests at the center, we become the hands and feet of Jesus. And our labor? It becomes a labor of love.
Making Mondays less mundane with a word from the Word.
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.