by Holy Host
Labor Day weekend is a time to reflect on the work you’ve done and enjoy all that you’ve worked for.
The work you do is important. You work hard to not be a burden to those you love. Scripture addresses this:
Titus 3:14, “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.”
1 Thessalonians 2:9, “Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.”
This time of having rest is meant to reinvigorate you. Whatever work you do, you’re going to need down time: time with family, friends, and your God. This is time away that you need to restore yourself. Be in that mindset this weekend where you, with vigor, jump into the state of restfulness just as you do for work.
Hebrews 4:11, “Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.”
Know that if you push your heavy heart upon God, He will give you rest. Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
Enjoy your rest, and reflect on your accomplishments and the accomplishments of others, remembering to do all things to the glory of God.