Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Labor Day is being celebrated across the United States of America this week. Have you ever wondered if the labor or tasks you do are meaningful?  St. Paul assures us that when we do our labors to the glory of God, they are pleasing to Him. Christ did the ultimate labor for us by giving His life as atonement for our sins. Now we know our labors, from changing diapers to serving in the military to taking food to a shut-in, when done to the glory of God will not be in vain. As you go about your labors this week, thank God for His Son and the ability to serve Him in all your labors.

nullAfter thanks comes the action. Look at the Mission Service Activities under the Service tab on this website. What activity or service of love could you do this week? Perhaps an encouraging post one someone’s Facebook page or a personal note in their mailbox at church. Labor for the Lord in all you do.

Arlene Naasz