My mom worked outside the house from the time I was a child. So being the oldest child, some of the household stuff fell to me. I remember once she told me to have the laundry done before she got home.
Well, it was summer and I wanted to be outside. But when I realized the time, I hurried into the house and rushed around frantically gathering dirty clothes and schlepping them down to the basement. I was hurrying and grouchy.
I remember my dad asking me, "Why didn't you get to it sooner?"
Why hadn't I gotten to it sooner?
Because I had my own agenda. I wanted to do what I wanted to do. It was not a priority for me.
If I had gathered and started laundry first thing, I still could have been outside while the washer was running and then moved them to the dryer and gone back outside. I could have gotten it done without the rush and grouchiness.
And over time I learned to get to it early, Whatever IT is, and make sure that it got done.
The writer of Hebrews left us this message, See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; (Hebrews 12:15a ESV)
And notice, the writer says, "see to it." They must have been aware that people may not take this seriously enough or make it their agenda. See to it means, Get to it, make certain, get started on this, be sure to.
So it is up to me, and you, to "make sure" that no one fails to obtain the Grace of God. It is our duty to share God's love with everyone. Time is running out. Are you getting to it?