Labor Day seems to be a misnomer. We tell everybody to take the day off. It should be called “Laborless Day.” Lakes, beaches and backyards beckon. Time clocks and Cloud Clocks are put aside. In the spiritual sense, the only punching in we have to do is remember who took the punches on our behalf, give our labors and/or sin over to him and take the day off from the wicked one who wants us to re-cloak with the burden of working off our sin. Ironically, there are many of the religious sects (including some in Christianity) who still insist that we must punch in.
For we who have believed do enter that rest… Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience…But when Christ[b] had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
Hebrews 4:3,11 NKJV, Hebrews 10:4,12-14 ESV
150,000 weekend weddings during Labor Day? September is the most popular month for tying the knot according to The Knot website. Is it prophetic? Do young-ins really know how much labor it will take to have a lifelong love? Actually… no way - even for those whose parents and grandparents wonderfully modeled it and made it the distance. From observing friends and relatives who were married many moons ago on Labor Day weekend, it is easy to see that they may have had more hard times than easy times. Their secret? They stuck with each other all of the “times.”
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Whether knotted for one or fifty-nine years, love is never defined by expectation. It is loving endurance which is its own living, breathing reward.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 118:1 ESV