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Monday, September 1, 2008
The Liturgy for Labor Day has the creation story from Genesis(1:26-2,3). God made us after his own image and he blesses us. On the seventh day, God rested. Scripture adds, "So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation."
It takes Labor Dad to recall that we are all to take a day of rest every seventh day. We used to do this and really give God one day out of the seven, but now Sunday is a "shopping" day with all the stores open. I think we need to work at having a day without work! Or at least remember the commandment to keep holy the Sabbath.
Psalm 90 has this verse which I love: "Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all of our days."
May we learn to let God fill us with His love and kindness so that we may cry out in joy and gladness everyday!