By Pastor Earl Herr

Thought for the Week

Blessing or Curse


September 5, 2019

Illustration by John McConahy

Scriptures to Read:

Genesis 1:15-20

Genesis 3:17-24

Genesis 4:2-7

St. Matthew 11:28-30

Isaiah 40:28-31

Isaiah 55:1-7

Isaiah 55:8-13

We have just celebrated "Labor Day." It is not exactly a world-wide holiday, but it is celebrated in a number of countries. For us, it is simply a day, set aside to relax and rest. Some consider it the last of the summer holidays. We have opportunity to give thanks for our work and the income it provides. As I think about our work, I ask, "Is it a blessing or a curse?"

We could say it is a curse because of what happened to our first parents in the Garden of...

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