Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Labour Day Grace.

It's Tuesday afternoon here. Will this blogging rebellion ever end?

Yesterday was Labour Day.
A slow and sunny labour day, spent with family (who fed us roast and desserts).
Rans didn't have to work yesterday.

I realised I had no idea what Labour Day is about, so I looked it up!
It's celebrating the establishment of decent working hours.
Apparently, not even so long ago, many workers were required to work 10-12 hour days, six days a week. And if you ever see 888 on public buildings (I'll keep an eye out now!) it represents the ideology of a British socialist named Robert Owen who, among others, believed we should have 8 hours working, 8 hours playing, 8 hours sleeping.

So on Labour Day we celebrate some people who campaigned on our behalf to win us good working conditions.

Pic found here

There is so much that has been done for me, by people, even those I don't know, to win me favour I never even asked for. People campaigning, wars fought in, sleep missed, sacrifices made, offences overlooked. 
I never asked my Pa to fight in the war, but I'm glad he did.

Which consequently turns my mind to thinking:
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8)

I never asked Jesus to die for me. I don't even fully know what it cost him, or what happened. I don't always think about it, or appreciate it. But in spite of that, before I was a twinkle in my great x500 grandparents eye, God was working to win me (any anyone who believes it) a future  where I never have to be separated from him.
I never asked Jesus to die for me, but I'm glad he did.

On a separate note, I'm feeling amused because I just had to explain to Silas that River's bravery does not, in fact, immunise him against getting sunburnt. Tee hee.

(Linking up with Graced Laced 'Mondays' again.)

Grace Laced Mondays

1 comment:

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

Goodness! I thought I had commented last week. Perhaps it got sucked into cyberspace?! Anyhow...thanks for linking up. It is good to meditate on the wondrous Cross...it changes everything!

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