“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NKJV)
We Americans celebrate a number of holidays honoring our heroes who rendered great sacrifice for our nation’s survival. These individuals from our past, are worthy of our honor, for many of them gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that we might enjoy the freedoms and liberties we are blessed with today. Yet, we also recognized the sacrifices and service of those who live among us today by celebrating a holiday called Labor Day.
Labor Day was made a national holiday in the United States in the year 1894 as a day “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country,” (Wikipedia). Labor Day in America is supposed to be a day of rest.
1. Do you know that rest is godly? On the seventh day of creation, God rested. (Gen.2:2)
2. Do you ever take time out to just rest?
3. Do you know that rest is good for the mind, body and spirit?
In this life, we all have to labor. Thank God for this nation granting a day that honors and appreciates all the laborers and their work. Yet, let us all run to Him who will give us that true rest from our every day labor. Let us not neglect to take time out for just A TIME OF REST!