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.
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.