Today, Monday, September 2, 2013, we are celebrating Labor Day here in the USA.
Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894 under President Grover Cleveland as a symbolic day to recognize the strength and cooperation of trade and labor unions. It is a day to honor all workers, union or not. Labor Day parades abound and most families take the day to enjoy recreational fun with their families, go to the beach, or have a cook-out at home.
Our own ministry is having a community evangelistic outreach today. We have rented a pavilion at a local park where we will be offering free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages to our community, as well as free Bibles and gospel tracts. Numerous pastors and evangelistic preachers have been invited to speak, and praise and worship singers are performing. Please pray for us today – that souls will be saved and lives impacted with the good news of Jesus Christ.
What Jesus had to say about labor.
Jesus once spoke about ceasing from our labors and finding rest in Him:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
When we come to Him in faith for salvation and forgiveness, He promises to take the heavy load of sin from off our shoulders and give us a yoke that is easy to bear. The freedom and pardon Jesus provides brings happiness, joy and peace within. His promise of rest is not just for one day a year, but for everyday of our earthly lives and throughout eternity.
If you’ve never invited Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, I hope you will do so today by repenting of your sins and personally asking Him into your heart and life.
Dear Lord Jesus, I want to receive your forgiveness and rest today, for You promised that your yoke and burden is easy, and I will find rest for my soul. I repent of my sins and accept You as my Savior and Lord of my life, from this day forth and forevermore. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer today with a sincere heart, you are now saved and spiritually born-again. I’m sure there is a party and a parade in the Kingdom of Heaven on your behalf. As the Bible says: “I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Happy Labor Day to all! May you enjoy a blessed time of love and fellowship today with your family and friends.
– Luis Josephus