and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God. Ecc. 3:13 (NKJV)
Today we celebrate Labor Day, a day set aside to pay tribute to the American worker.
Although originally created in 1882 by the Central Labor Union as a “workingman’s holiday” for New York City , it became a national holiday in 1894.
Our nation is strengthed by our hardworking labor force, therefore, it is right that we honor them on this day. God has blessed many of our citizens with the privilege of having jobs and financial security, unfortunately, right now 12.8 million people are unemployed.
So, let us watch our parades, eat our BBQ’s, and enjoy family and friends. But, as you go through the day’s fesitities, thank God if you have a job, stop and pray for those who don’t, and if you don’t have that “gift of God” today, reflect on your other blessings.