“Come to me all who labor and I will give you rest.” Mark 16:17  Today is Labour Day in Canada and also in the U.S.A. It is a day set aside to celebrate the work we each do year in and year out and recognizes humanity’s deep need for rest and relaxation; for renewal, rejuvenation; for time to recharge our mental, physical, and spiritual batteries.

I cannot help but think of all the people who are working today though. All the people who work in the food industry – the servers scurrying to bring us our meals as we lounge in comfort. The retail workers who stock the shelves or stand on tired feet at cash registers. Or the nurses, doctors, and administrative people working in hospitals today.

In Canada today is a stat holiday – which means everyone should be getting the day off. Unfortunately, that is not even possible in today’s world. After all, who would make our meals, or ring up our sales, or bandage our wounds if everybody took the day off.

Still, I hope all people get a day of rest, if not today then a day of their choosing. To rest from our labours is such a wonderful thing. Wherever you live on this great continent, I hope you take time to rest and rejuvenate and to fully enjoy life.

10 thoughts on “Rest this Labour Day

  1. Ah, memories. Two days after the due date of our first child I was wondering whether what I was feeling were actual labor pains or false labor. (I was new to all this.) I went to church in the meantime, and the moment I walked in I was handed a bulletin with Mark 16:17 on the front. … yep, it was the real thing.

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    1. I also had a child days within Labour Day….how interesting, but for me she was my 3rd so I knew what to expect….definitely another description of what it means to labour! Thanks for visiting and for your comment.


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