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, laws, and well-being of the 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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