Labor day differs in every essential from the other holidays of the year of any country. All other holidays
are, in a more or less degree, connected with conflicts and battles, of man’s prowess over man, of strife
and discord for greed or power, of glories achieved by one nation over another.
Labor Day, on the other hand, marks a new epoch in the annals of human history. It is at once a mani-
festation of reverence for the struggles of the masses against tyranny and injustice from time immemorial:
an impetus to battle for the right in our day for man, women and children of our time, and gives hope and
encouragement for the attainment of the aspirations for the future of the human family.
It is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, Sex, race or nation. It is founded upon the highest
principles of humanity, is as braad in its scope as the universe.
Men hate the Bible because it tells them what they are. It never flatters, never apologizes, never praises
man for his natural endowments and often derids his wisdom. Even when he has climbed to the topmost
baugh of the tree of knowledge and there sways in the applause of the multitude, the Old Book seems to
look up and say. “The wisdom of man is foolishness with God.”
– Jarette Aycock
God Knows What He Is Doing
A man sat in the heat of the day under a walnut tree looking at a pumpkin vine. He began to muse. “What
on earth was God thinking? Here He put a great, heavy pumpkin on a tiny vine without strength to do any-
thing but lie on the ground. He put walnuts on a tree whose branches could hold the weight of a man. If I
were God, I could do better than that.
Suddenly a breeze knocked a walnut from the tree. It fell on the man’s head. He rubbed the bump, a
sadder and wiser man, and remarked, “Suppose there had been a pumpkin up there instead of a walnut!
Never again will I try to plan the world for God. I shall thank Him that He has done it so well.” -Frank Mead
A Quite Hour Or An Earthquake
A young minister asked his older preacher friend to hold a quiet hour in the young minister’s church.
The old preacher responded, “What your church needs is not a quiet hour but an earthquke! I don’t want
to be quiet as some of your people until I am dead.
Living in a Hurry
Most of us make the mistake of living in a hurry! An old mountaineer once said, “A man will overrun a heap
more than he will overtake,” Jesus said. “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof That was our Lord’s way
of saying, “Live one day at a time.” – Matthew 6:34