On call, volunteer.
White collar, blue collar, no collar, clergy collar.
Stand up, sit down, fly away, roll along.
At home, from home, on-site, always gone.
Big bucks, small bucks, fast food, Starbucks.
Everybody, every day
Works hard – some for pay.
Work is good.
God tells us so.
Rest is good.
God made it so.
Work. Work hard. Give it your best.
Then be sure to get some rest.
Happy Labor Day!
Chances are at some point in your life you’ve mixed up a pitcher of Kool-Aid and tried to sell it by the Dixie cup to your friends for a quarter.
Or while dashing about on a busy day, you’ve passed a cluster of kids at a card table with a homemade sign and an entrepreneurial spirit. If you possibly could, out of the goodness of your heart, you stopped. Not because you suddenly sensed an intense need for a lukewarm beverage served by little hands of questionable hygienic trustworthiness, but because you had to encourage that effort.
Good job. God only knows what impact your stopping, shelling out that quarter (or more – inflation hits us all) and downing that liquid may have. Future generations may be impacted. A kids’ sense of worth, a child’s beginning understanding of the value of work.
Keep supporting those lemonade stands!
Happy Labor Day!
God set the example, diligently working for six days, creating all that exists. (Makes you tired just thinking about it, right? Fairly safe to say none of us are tasked with quite THAT much at our jobs.)
The apostle Paul urges us to work hard and reminds us God is our ultimate supervisor. “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” (Col. 3:23)
Why so much work talk all of a sudden? Because yesterday was Labor Day. OK, not in North America. But in much of the world, May 1 is a holiday, a time to, at least in theory, celebrate workers, work, labor of all kinds.
Today, at the start of a new work week, we thank you for your good work. Keep working heartily, whether full- or part-time, at home or out of the home, for a paycheck or not. Remember, God sees you. Do your work for him!
“I love work; it fascinates me; I can sit and watch it for hours.”
– Jerome K. Jerome
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” – Col. 3:23
Some of us think of work like Jerome; some maybe more like the apostle Paul. Most of us probably fall somewhere in between.
What if we all resolved to approach our work, starting this autumn, as an act of worship to God? Go at it heartily and yes, with fascination. God, who instituted work (Gen. 1), would be pleased.
Happy Labor Day from Entrust!