Labor Day is a time to reflect on and be grateful for the employment and jobs we have had through the years. It is also a time to remember and be thankful for the work ethic that was taught, modeled and expected from parents, grandparents, and other significant role models in our lives.
The Labor Day holiday is also another occasion for our family to get together. During our growing up years, Mom would make homemade biscuits for breakfast to begin the day. I’m not sure how or why this tradition started, but we enjoyed it. Now we gather for lunch and enjoy spending the day together.
Four generation pictures were also on the agenda for this year’s celebration.
Debbie, Mom, David, Ryen, Sawyer, and Chad
Andrew, Lena, Mom, Robin
Robin, Mom, Andrew, and Lena's hands
What an important reminder of the privilege and responsibility of training the next generations to work with integrity, honesty, respect, and Kindness. Most importantly, may they learn that in all they do to take it to heart as if working for the Lord. May all who come behind us find us faithful working in and for God's Kingdom.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
I Corinthians 3:9
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I Corinthians 15:58
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 1:3