A Labor Day Message from ALSM’s President & CEO

As you all know, next Monday is Labor Day, a day that recognizes the achievements of workers. It is a day of rest as well as the unofficial end of summer.

Unfortunately, even for folks who are retired the demands for our time are great, and we do not rest as much as we might like. Certainly the demands of service do not abate!

I’d like to share a thought from the Theologian-in-Residence of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), Pastor Mark Huber. Charlotte Haberaecker, the CEO of LSA, reminded me of the inspirational words, and I rejoice that she did.  “Even in seemingly downward spirals of hard circumstances and impossible choices, God shows up and reminds us of our worth. And the God who has made us goes with us, sustains us and gifts us with seeds of hope to nurture and to share.”

I encourage each of you, as you are able, to rest and renew your spirit and reflect on how God meets us where we are and leads us to where we are to be.

Enjoy your holiday!