Labor of Love

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Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and dedicated to American workers’ social and economic achievements. The first Monday in September marks a yearly national, tribute to collective contributions workers have made to the strength, wealth, and general well-being of our country.1

Thus, Congress passed into law the first Monday of September, Labor Day, on June 28, 1894 as a beautiful reminder of the collective part of many that sustains our great country.

Yet, God’s labor of love remains unmatched, undeserved, and freely given.  Almost 2,000 years ago, Christ’s labor of love led Him to die in our place—on a cross. God raised Him from the dead in victory over sin, covering all who will believe and accept His work on their behalf, “for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Jesus Christ (His life, death and resurrection) is the only remedy for our collective part in the sin of world.  The sacrificial death of this One was the only atonement for humanity—for all creation. Christ’s obedience unto death is a labor of love because we could never pay or repay for such an undeserving act.  He is the Creator and Sustainer of all! He owes us nothing (Romans 11:35) but gave us His all through His Son (John 3:16).

Celebrate what we have been afforded by our great country simply by birth (or naturalization). Also, remember the labor of love that our Great God demonstrated in that “…while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). What a labor of love!

Celebrating our Great God this Labor Day and beyond!


Meditation Scriptures: Romans 8:32; Colossians 1:16; Mark 12:30-31; 1 John 4:19-21 and 1 Thessalonians 4.

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