Elder Florence M. Johnson
For most Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of the school year, but the original intentions were very different. In the 1830s, laborers typically worked 70 hours per week. The Labor Day holiday was proposed to unify workers, reduce work hours and pay tribute to the contributions workers make to the well-being of our country. In 1884, Congress designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day, an annual holiday to rest from work.
God gives us rest too, not once a year but all year long! Jesus promises in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” It is a promise to all who are weary and tired, exhausted from burdens and even from grief. Jesus explains in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me… and you will find rest for your souls.” When we decide to believe in God, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and grow in Christian knowledge (through church, bible study, prayer and other God-centered activities) we will find rest. Rest that offers relief from trials and troubles. Rest that comforts and refreshes us. Rest that extends far beyond a national holiday, not tied to a calendar date, and available 24/7!
Get to know God and enjoy His rest - Labor Day, this day, and every day. Amen!
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Elder Johnson's testimonial story, An Atheist's Pain, was featured on the international Christian television program,
The 700 Club!
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