“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Labor Day 2019 is on Monday, September 2nd. This holiday pays tribute to the contributions of American workers, is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September, and became a federal holiday in 1894. The holiday originated during the Industrial Revolution when labor practices were dismal, working environments were unsafe, and child labor abuses were common.
Today’s work environment is very different, yet in a very real sense, we all labor under a load that is dismal. Jesus came to seek and save those who struggle under many kinds of burdens: sin, worry, doubt, fear, loneliness and confusion. He offers us a different kind of life experience when we follow him.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30)
When we decide to follow Jesus, learn from him, and obey his teachings, he adds us to his family and we receive all the spiritual blessings God purposed for his children. (Ephesians 1:1-14).
We invite you to come and see a part of his family here at Linder Road anytime, and especially on Sunday, September 15th on Our Friends’ Day and National Back to Church Sunday.
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.” (Psalms 68:19)