Here is a New Year's gift for you. Often my wife will ask if I completed something I have been tasked to do. Many times, my response is that I just have not gotten around to it.
There are a lot of things we do not get around to doing. Jim Rohn says, "If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse!" Maybe not getting around to it is an excuse that indicates that we really do not want to do something.
After thirty-six years of ministry, I have had people tell me that they really miss church when they are not there on Sunday. They tell me they are planning to get more active in the church, but they just do not get around to it. It seems like worship of God is not a top priority. It is something we get around to when everything else is done.
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
I have always thought it was important to come to worship Jesus to find rest for our souls. Jesus tells us that He will gently take our burden and equip us to keep moving forward each day, equipped for service in His Kingdom. Sometimes the chaotic lives we lead allow little time for physical rest. Jesus is concerned about the condition of our souls and He offers spiritual rest.
Jesus comes to us. He came as a baby in the manger. At the right time He died for our sins on the cross. He rose from the dead and sits on the right hand of God. No excuses. This is something He wanted to do for us because He loves us.
Jesus dies for us, but we have trouble getting around to worshipping Him. Therefore, I am sending you, to start the New Year, this Round Tuit. I look forward to seeing you in worship. We encourage one another when we worship together. We find rest for our souls in worship. Now you do not have to wait to come to worship until you get a round tuit. You already have one.