Labor Day is the celebration of the end of the summer and the beginning of a new season, whether that is work in school or work at a job. Work is very important to God, he talks about it many times in the Bible. Even from very beginning of creation God gave Adam the job of taking care of the animals and the garden (Genesis 2:15).
Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
This Labor day take time to sit down with your kids and talk about the up-coming year. Ask them what it looks like to work at school or chores with all their hearts and in a way that is honoring to God. Some ideas include having a good attitude, studying hard so they do their best, being respectful of their teachers, etc. Explain to them that work is a healthy part of life and even though sometimes we do not want to do it, God has called us to work. That is why we have a whole day celebrating labor, so that we rest to prepare for the work ahead of us.
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