Labor Day

So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height,
for the people had a mind to work.
Nehemiah. 4:6

Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the since 1894. You can read the history of this holiday here.

Labor day is a good time to memorize this verse and talk about having a mind to work.  Read the story of Nehemiah in your Bible and tell it in your own words – 0r – find it in a children’s Bible and read it to your children.  The walls of Jerusalem had been destroyed and Nehemiah led the people to rebuild them.  They had a mind to work.

  • Build a wall together out of pillows and share the story.
  • Talk about having a mind to work.  Think of ways your children can ‘work’.  Find suggestions here.
  • Memorize Nehemiah 4:6 “…the people had a mind to work.”
  • Thank God for the work that Dad does and the work that Mom does.
  • Lead your children to be thankful to those they encounter doing their work.

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