For most people in the United States, it means a four-day weekend. But the history of Labor Day goes back to the late 19th century—it honors “the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”1 It’s also the unofficial end of summer, which is a major bummer. Now, as parents, today can be a great day to remind our kids about the blessing of work. Work wasn’t brought on by the curse. In fact, Adam worked right after he was created, naming the animals … an act of worship. Work (schoolwork, too) should be like that for us. Scripture says it clearly, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23 ESV). That testimony opens doors to share our faith.
1 “History of Labor Day,” United States Department of Labor
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