2012-09-04 - Labor Day Weekend
Originally Published 2007-09-05
Monday was Labor Day at least for those of us who live in the United States. It's a day off to rest in honor of all of us who work for a living. For many it is the end of summer and a final chance to get away for a long weekend of rest and relaxation.
My Labor Day weekend was anything but restful. In fact I have to go back to work to rest. A simple 5-minute job went wrong and minutes soon became hours then days. When it was all said and done, I spent two days and a few hundred dollars on the simple little maintenance task.
That got me thinking about labor and rest - you know stuff like that. I'm glad that God also thinks about things like that and knows that we who work really just want some rest.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
As tempting as it is to just go real deep into yokes, burdens, and labor I'm just going to end my Labor Day weekend thankful to have a God who is concerned for me and knows that I need rest. And God cares about you too.
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted