Labor That Is Not Forgotten
“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” John 6:27
“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10
“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.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
Labor Day in America is a time set aside to provide rest and relaxation to those who do the work of building and maintaining the nation’s way of life, particularly, economically. All workers who through honest labor work to support themselves and their families and contribute to the common good are to be honored on this day not having to labor but still be compensated for a day of work.
In the Kingdom of God we who belong to Christ are also laborers. But our work is a spiritual one with eternal implications and every believer is employed in that service to God. Whether in prayer, in witness, in worship, in giving, in comfort, in feeding the poor, in healing, in preaching, in teaching, in exhortation, in proclamation of the Gospel, in hospitality, in encouragement, in exhortation, in praise, in a cheerful countenance, in words of love and compassion, in laughter, in tears, in sorrow with those who mourn, in rejoicing with those who rejoice, whatever we do we are laboring for the cause of Christ. And God takes note of it and has laid up a reward for every good and faithful servant.
So, as you celebrate this Labor Day know that God loves you and is pleased with your service to His Kingdom coming on the earth as it is in Heaven.