Daily Devotion Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day)

Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day) – Psalm 73; Job 12:1-6, 13-25; Acts 11:19-30 and John 8:21-32

Today, I don’t have a daily devotion that comes from our readings, but from the holiday that we are celebrating. Today is Labor Day, a good day to give thanks for all who labor on our behalf and for the labor we do on behalf of others and for our God.

I give thanks for all the people behind the scenes, no not behind what is on television or the moves, them too really, but behind the scenes of my daily devotions. There are the ones who worked on and tweak the word processing program I use, the Microsoft employees who developed and tweak windows, those who helped design and make the computer I use. I think you get the picture. There are many hands and minds behind the scenes that even I don’t know about or have seen. I give thanks for their labor, that I can do a daily devotion most every day.

I give thanks for those who labor to keep us safe; police officers, ambulance workers, men and women in our military. I give thanks for those who help put food on our tables; farmers, ranchers, those who harvest, those who truck and deliver, and those who work in the grocery stores.

I also give thanks for the labor I’ve been able to do in my lifetime; paperboy, industrial worker at Woodward Governor Company in Fort Collins, and now as pastor for over 32 years.

Friends, today, give thanks for all who labor on your behalf and for the labor you did or are able to do these days. I give thanks for how you helped others or are helping others.

Thanks be to God for our minds, our hands, our feet that enable us to do that which we do. Amen.

Psalm 73 – 27  Indeed, those who are far from you will perish;
you put an end to those who are false to you.
28  But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
to tell of all your works.

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