Today is Labor Day.
According to the United States Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
What does Labor Day mean to you?
For almost the last decade, Labor Day has meant two things for our family:
- The end of summer as our kids go back to school on the day after Labor Day.
- A weekend of Family Camp at Village Creek Bible Camp.
There is truly no better place to spend the last weekend of summer.
Whether up high on a hill overlooking the valley, in the woods walking the trails, or down in the valley looking up and all around, this place is beautiful and filled with variety.
In addition to the beauty, there are activities for everyone – horseback rides, archery, the lake (with a blob!), the gym, and the craft room.
The group of us who go together like to do very little. We sit in front of one of the cabins on our lawn chairs and eat the snacks that we brought along to share. We connect with each other as the start of school and fall and all that comes with it nears.
And we connect again with God through the beauty of the place, the messages during chapel sessions, and the conversations over meals. We pray with each other and for each other. We leave our burdens or share them.
It is Labor Day, but it is filled with the rest that God provides through His word, His son, and His community.
If this day were Thanksgiving, I would say, “I am thankful for Village Creek Bible Camp.” It is not Thanksgiving, but I am still thankful for Village Creek Bible Camp – the place, those who serve, and what it provides.
Happy Labor Day to all! I hope that you find peace and rest on this day.