THE GIFT OF WORK
Then I realized that it is good & proper for a man to eat & drink, & to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him—for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth & possessions, & enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot & be happy in his work—this is a gift of God. Ecclesiastes 5:18-19
Our national Labor Day holiday began in the late nineteenth century to celebrate the significance of workers, their achievements & the collective contributions of all labor to our nation’s economic & social strength & well-being. In the beginning, God gave Adam & Eve the responsibilities of working & caring for Eden’s garden. No work is too small or insignificant; each worker contributes to the vitality of living & service to community. In whatever occupation we work, may we have renewed purpose, strength & vision in the honor of our service to God, our community & our world.
Did you know? If you come to the pantry between 2-3 or 4-5:30 you’ll not have to wait long.