Today is labor day in the United States. Labor day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labor union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The celebration of Labor Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Most countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1, known as May Day. The holiday has become internationalized and several countries hold multi-day celebrations including parades, shows and other patriotic and labor-oriented events.
As believers in Jesus Christ, let’s remember that we are laboring for a worthy Master. Yes, we will face adversity and difficulty in this life. But let us remember that Jesus Christ is our ultimate rewarder. Paul the apostle, talking about the resurrection and the fact that we will soon have new bodies, says, “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15: ï»¿58).