Here is a verse to remember during this time of difficulty:
that though He was rich yet,
for your sake He became poor,
so that you through His poverty might become rich.”
Jesus never went a single day without meaningful work to do. The Bible says, “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)
Doing good was His job and He did it well. Work is good. Work is beneficial and therapeutic. Without meaningful work, none of us are as fulfilled and happy as we should be. During these days of lay-offs and furloughs, find something good to do. Help somebody in need. Extend a kind word or lend a hand to someone. Doing good for others does something really good for you.
Have you seen somebody on the streets who may be hungry?
Maybe this Labor Day you might want to feed somebody who is hungry. Ask God to put somebody in your path that you can help. Reach out and find a person who has lost their job or been laid off. Take them something to eat and pray with them. Give someone a job to do around your house or in your yard. Pay them well so they can use the money you provide to buy food or pay a bill. Celebrate the spirit of good work by helping someone do something good for you.