“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
Today is an American holiday called Labor Day. This day celebrates all our country’s workers or laborers (another word for a worker). Do your mom and dad have jobs? Whether they work at home or go to work, they are celebrated on Labor Day for all the work they do.
The verse above says that two people working together are better one because they can help each other. When you have to do a chore, isn’t it faster and easier when someone helps? Of course it is! When my son was young, he did not like to clean his room. He would get started and then get “distracted” (playing instead of cleaning!) and he could spend all day “cleaning” his room. But if someone were helping him, they could be there beside him and keep him from being distracted and he could finish much faster.
Two Are Better than One
When the job is hard, it’s easier with two.
When the work is long, it’s shorter with two.
When the labor is boring, it’s more fun with two.
When the chore is lonely, it’s better with two.
When the task is done, rest, you both made it through!
Today and this week I want you to celebrate Labor Day by helping out your mom and dad with some of their labor, their work. Because they may not just work at a job, they work at home, too. You can be their helper. You can be their number two! You can help your mom with dishes, or you can help your dad by picking up things out of the yard so he can mow. You can help a brother or sister clean their room (no getting “distracted”). This week just offer to pitch in and help. Celebrate by helping.
Blessings as you celebrate Labor Day by being your family’s “better” number two!