Labor Day

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ~ Matthew 11:25-30

There will be some folks who work today. Policemen, firemen, rescue and medical workers.

And at least three American Red Cross volunteers, looking after the needs of Hurricane Gustav evacuees from the New Orleans area, housed in the Family Life Center at my church.

Keep them all in your prayers, if you will.

They are meek and lowly in heart. And they could use a lighter burden.

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5 thoughts on “Labor Day

  1. I am praying and thankful that it wasn’t as bad as what it could have been. I am so thankful that we serve a graceous God who cares and listens to us. Thank you Keith for this wonderful post. God bless your week as you serve Him.

  2. Keith, good post, we should all do what we can for the unfortunate. But a pet peeve of mine just won’t let me say great post without reminding you of one thing. you said “housed in the Family Life Center at my church.”. Yes I do know what you meant to say, but we have to be reminded now and then whose Church it really is, and how it was paid for. When I hear someone say “my church” I think back to the day Jesus bought and paid for it, for us.

  3. I have no quarrel with what you say. It is His church, pure and simple.But I am in a quandary about how to identify the specific congregation I attend (other than saying “the specific congregation I attend”) when I am blogging, and some day I will explain why.

  4. Keith, I usually refer to the congregation where I worship, as the Southside Church of Christ. If someone requests its location I can give that as well.I thought that was why we named them, to distinguish one from the other.

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