This weekend is what we have come to know as a national holiday of Labor Day. The Labor Day holiday began September 5, 1882 in New York City. It was instituted to honor all working class Americans that make this country great, and to show how important they are to a productive society.
Labor Day means a lot of different things to different people. To some it’s a big camping weekend, to others (especially in east tn) it means the beginning of the football season, and then there are those who choose to just work through it instead of taking off.
As I thought about this I began to meditate on how important every individual is to this great church. I’m not just talking about the paid staff, but all the many volunteers that work tirelessly without any recompense other than knowing they are changing lives. I’m also talking about those who may not do a lot of extra outside of Sunday but they are here on Sunday worshipping and supporting this church financially. You have heard me say it many times that one of the greatest things you can do for a pastor is just show up.
So I want to say THANK YOU on behalf of all the pastoral staff, we could not be making the difference we are in this community without you. Also know that everything that you do in the Kingdom is recorded and never goes without being noticed by our Heavenly Father.