1 Corinthians 1:4-9 New International Version (NIV)
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge-- 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
God wanted lives to be connected. Throughout time we can find that one job leads to another job. We count on certain people to do their jobs and it makes our life better. For example, a police officer who leads a helping hand or takes care of the bad people. A doctor to helps us get better because they have studied and know how to help us. Maybe an important letter from a mail person and it shows up just on time. People who work behind the scenes at jobs and the outcome lets someone else shine. There is one job after another job and it leads back to life. We need each other and kindness is something we must show in life. Why wait for someone else to say good morning or share a smile when it can begin in you.
Throughout the Bible are truths about kindness and giving honor to others. I personally want to thank men and women who sacrifice so much to make my life better. The people who get up at 4am or earlier to head to Starbucks and I can get coffee in the morning. The Police Officers, Firemen, Doctors, Teachers, Pastors, and everyday leaders like you and I. Let us stop for a minute and thank God for men and women who studied to become what we need in life. God is faithful and as he has called us into fellowship with him, he also wants us to live in freedom of our land with each other.
Mark 12:30-31 New International Version (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Wow love your neighbor as yourself. I can translate that into kindness and living in the character of Jesus. Showing other you care is so important and also a stranger who just needs a kind word. We have so many opportunities in one day to live by example. Let us remember to give thanks this day in honor of all of us who work to make life better. Some jobs are not fun and not much money provided from them, but so necessary. My prayers continue for you men and women who just need a day off and rest to their bodies.
Purpose this a good Labor Day and count blessings of all we do have in life.