I have my grandmother’s sewing chest in a place of honor in my living room. I remember my grandma gave each of us children handmade pajamas at Christmas. Another year we received crocheted ponchos. I was not very appreciative – clothes for Christmas? Looking back, I can see it was a labor of love that we received from grandma and an example to follow. This sharing of gifts made with love is passing on through the generations. My mother made us sister skirts and felt Christmas stockings. I still hang the stocking mom made each year. When my nieces and daughters were little I sewed matching “cousin skirts” for them. My daughters collaborated to make me an array of homemade sugar free treats when I began my sugar free regimen.
The ultimate example of a labor of love is Jesus completing the work of bringing us salvation by dying for us on the cross. He should occupy the place of honor in our hearts and we should labor to share His love generation after generation.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. – Romans 5:8 (NLT)