Today is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day. It was first recognized as a federal holiday in 1894 as a day to honor the American working class and especially the power of collective action by laborers known as labor unions.
And while there is some uncertainty as to who originated the idea of Labor Day, it is clear to me that Jesus of Nazareth, the carpenter, was the originator of the labor union. Nearly two thousand years ago he invited all men to join his union when he said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.” Matthew 11:28-29.
It is my prayer that you “labor” with Him today and experience the ultimate labor union every day of your life. For it is only then that you will find rest for your soul. Amen