Sundays can be difficult for many Christians. Some of us come to the worship gathering with a sense of anticipation. With excitement. For others, the events of the days between this Sunday and last, and all the sin we’ve committed and experienced, has made our hearts dull and weary. For others still, those who are hunting for a church to call home, getting out of bed is a struggle.
The author of Hebrews encouraged us to prioritize meeting together. Some in his day had begun to neglect this important part of the Christian life, and in doing so, the ability to encourage one another to “love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
This why we gather each week. Our gatherings are not a mere religious exercise, but something we do for the good of our souls. We gather to hear the Word of God preached. To remember his death as we wait for his return. To be reminded of the good news we have received and are commissioned to take to the ends of the earth.
And so, we go. For the good of our souls, we cannot neglect this important duty. Go and gather, weary believer.