The people's voice of reason

"Happy Labor Day!"

Did you know that the Labor Day holiday originally started in the late 1800's? Can you imagine how excited the people were to take a day off from working. Some may have thought, "What a wonderful and new idea!" Created and implemented as a day of rest by those hard-working blue- collar laborers in New York City. This day continues to be one that we as a nation look forward to every September.

In many ways, Labor Day has become a man-made American Sabbath day. A yearly day of rest from our labor to say goodbye to Summer, to go camping, to squeeze in one last trip to the beach, to eat barbecue, just enjoy!

If you think about it, God has already created a special day for those of us who labor. As Christians, our very own Labor Day doesn't come only once a year and it doesn't only come on the first Monday of each September. That special day for us comes every seventh day of the week. If we are smart, we try very hard to honor it. We take that seventh day to stop from our labor and relax a bit. Our bodies weren't created to run full steam ahead each and every day. We were created in His image! Think about it...if our God and creator, the great I Am himself rested from His labor on the seventh day, how much more so do we need that rest?!?!

Friends, our bodies were made with Sabbath DNA. God placed this spiritual genetic matter within each cell that makes up our miraculous body. So, while you are taking an American Labor Day rest by traveling, painting your house, or doing yard work, remember that God had something even better for His children in mind... a weekly rest, a weekly time-out from our hard work. A time-out from our labor, we all need!

Remember, God didn't make rest on the Sabbath day a gentle suggestion, He made it a command.

Happy Labor Day & Many Blessings!

Trisston Wright Burrows


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