Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community
– Labor Day is a holiday that is held in honor of working people but we must see work as more than something we do to earn a paycheck. Work is honorable because God establishes Himself as the very first worker and a master craftsman as well: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14). We are also called to see work as more than a self-serving opportunity. Paul in the New Testament instructed church leaders to teach their people, that “the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need” (Ephesians 4:28). So how do you view work?
Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community
– Pray that God would grant you the ability to see work in a different light this holiday weekend.