Growing up, Labor Day was a last ditch effort at summer.
The first high school football game was the Friday night of Labor Day weekend. There was one last chance to get new clothes or new binders or a new lunch bag.
And then a quiet Monday before catching the big yellow bus on Tuesday.
It turns out - like most holidays - there is actual significance to the day!
Labor Day was an effort of the Labor Movement to recognize the social and economic achievements of the American worker. It recognizes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
So if you're an American worker - take a moment to celebrate your contributions to the well-being of our country. Thanks for doing what you do!
The High Calling and LeTourneau University have teamed up to provide awesome resources for churches as they honor Labor Day Sunday. Even if your church didn't do a sermon on Labor Day yesterday, it's worth going through their resources on your own to learn more about the connection between your faith and your work.
To read more about the history of Labor Day - check out the US Department of Labor's History of Labor Day.