Tomorrow is Friday, so for most people the work/school week is almost over. I am guessing it went fast because of a short week with Monday as the Labour Day holiday. Labour Day is a bittersweet holiday for many as it marks the end of summer and the return from what was perhaps a more relaxed routine to a busier and more structured one. Therefore, it is almost ironic that the actual origins of Labour Day can be traced back to parades in 1872, parades that were staged in support of unions who were on strike trying to obtain a 58-hour work week, in the hope that the working class could be freed from their oppression.
The Passover festival marks for the Judeo-Christian world a remembrance of God freeing the Israelites who had been held captive by an oppressive Pharaoh in Egypt. We rejoice in a God whose grace demands freedom and abundance for all people. That is something to celebrate, even mid-week!
God of freedom, it is your desire to release all people from whatever holds them captive. May we find ways to lift up, highlight and celebrate your amazing grace. Amen. — SWH