Today is Labor Day. Our nation has taken a day off to recognize all the past and present workers who have contributed to the strength of our amazing country. Of course, some of us are still working.
Right now I watch my husband on the tractor out in the fields. I wonder where he gets the strength and perseverance. He is not always thanked and it is back-breaking work. Whenever I ask him he always shrugs and says, "It is easy to keep going. It feels good to be productive. It is the right thing to do." I think about those words when I'm up editing late at night and wondering if my writing is worth the effort. When I ask God, He always gently reminds my heart that He has given me all I need to do His work.
In the Bible, Paul wrote this, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters," Colossians 3:23 NIV.
All Christians, from farmers to writers to Walmart cashiers to pastors and everything in between, are working for God. There is no work too lowly, no labor without meaning, when we are doing it for our Heavenly Father. I take great strength from that truth. Today, as the country celebrates the laborer, I hope we all take a moment to celebrate the Kingdom work that is poured out daily by all our Christian brothers and sisters.
Happy Labor Day.