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!
Here’s a story sure to inspire. This Christian doctor set the bar high in terms of working hard, well past retirement age. Check out the book about this guy, mentioned at the end of the post. Looks like a great summer read!
Entrust is blessed by several staff members apparently cut from the same cloth as Dr. Becker. Rather than hitting the golf course, they continue to serve, to work, to travel to invest in people’s lives to the glory of God. Thank God with us for our senior staffers. May we all follow in their footsteps!
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!
If we all take today seriously, booster seats will be in demand in cubicles, pink may be the most prominent color in the auto shop, extra-small latex gloves flying off the supply shelves at the hospital and higher-pitched-than-usual voices heard throughout the warehouse.
It’s National Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day, an unofficial holiday in the U.S. and Canada, intended to build stronger bonds between parents and guardians and their kids with the endless possibilities ahead of them.
At Entrust we’re all about one generation of Christians investing time, training, love and listening in the next generation of Christians. So we’re naturally pumped about a day like today. How are you making use of this day? Got a good story to share? Tell us!
“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!