Did you ever hear about the guy who told his children that “Labor Day” was a day set aside for working extra hard? Apparently he kept them busy all day doing jobs around the house and it wasn’t until years later that they learned that while they were laboring on Labor Day, everyone else was resting! I don’t know if the story is truth or legend, but I’m thinking of trying it out on my kids when they get a little older; so nobody tell them about it, OK?
Actually, this dad (and me too!) could stand to benefit from a sermon by Jeff Purswell called: “A Biblical Understanding of Leisure.” Here Jeff answers the question: “Is it possible for a Christian to enjoy leisure and glorify God at the same time?” What a pertinent question for the Labor Day holiday. So, before you fire up the grill or settle in the lawn chair, let me encourage you to download, listen and apply.
This sermon pairs well with a tall glass of homemade lemonade.