Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was established by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It honors workers for their contributions to the well-being of our country.

As Lutheran women, we are familiar with the Scripture in Matthew 9:35-38, And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Think about the privilege we have to labor in God’s harvest field. When Jesus spoke these words, He knew the needs in the world were great. The harvest was ready. The laborers were few. At this very moment, the harvest is ready. Find resources on the Gospel Outreach webpage, and be Jesus’ laborer, sharing His love and proclaiming His message today!

In HIS service, surrounded by HIS grace,