It’s Labor Day.
Enjoy your rest today while rememberng in God’s design rest is the exception, not the rule, and our work is a means by which Jesus exercises His dominion over the earth.
Here are some quotes on the subject:
“Work has dignity because it is something that God does and because we do it in God’s place, as his representatives.”
Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor
“God does not need our good works, but our neighbor does.”
Gustaf Wingren, Luther on Vocation
“Work is the form in which we make ourselves useful to others.”
Lester DeKoster, Work: The Meaning of Your Life
“Having fashioned a world filled with resources and potentials, God chose to continue his creative activity in this world through the work of human hands.”
Lee Hardy, The Fabric of This World