Having some bearing on or importance for real-world issues, present-day events, or the current state of societyI’m thinking of all the endless discussions about how the church must find ways to be significant to the world, as if Jesus Himself is not important enough.
He Is our God – He Is always relevant. That only becomes obvious to those that truly know Him.
Twisting in my thoughts today is the idea of turning this all upside down. Instead of thinking how we can be relevant to the world, perhaps we need to consider how to make the world relevant to us. Instead of hiding inside the four walls of our church buildings singing “this little light of mine” can we pray and ask the Lord to show us how to allow that light to really shine in the darkness?
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These were the ones that were relevant to Him then.
These are the ones who are relevant to Him now.
If we claim the desire to be like Him, should we not feel the same?
Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 The Message
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