28 October 2011

5 Minute Friday ~ Relevant ~

Directly, accurately pertinate, authentically connected to a topic. Not out of date. Current.

I see the word relevant... those words come to mind.

I also see that relevant is borrowed from French, the gerund of the verb relever, meaning assisting, or lifting up yet once again...

When I hear people complain that the Bible just isn't relevant for today, my heart aches.

Nothing could be more un-true.

It directly, accurately addresses so many topics, so many of which are pertinent to life, abundant earthly life, the gift of eternal life.

And when those precious texts and letters are accepted as the primary base of value, life, faith and truth - they assist the reader, helping him or her to understand God's perspective, God's mercy reaching down from heaven to lift me up and draw me closer to Him.

Striving to base my life on that book, to live a life that IS relevant...

So... What is 5 Minute Friday all about?

Well, I love to write; I want to continue to grow and be challenged in my writing.
I'm going to give this a try for a while and see if it is a tool to help me towards that end.

(taken directly from Gypsy Mama's blog page:)

[Writing - ] For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!


  1. Oh how I agree. I am saddend when I hear that phrase, "the bible isn't relevant anymore...." It is the MOST relevant thing! This was great. God bless you, friend.

  2. Welcome to 5MF! I enjoyed your post, read through it twice to catch the definitions, and caught by that "lifted up." I so enjoyed how you what the relevance of the Gospel to the definitions. It is a hard sell, in this culture, isn't it? Best to say it in lovely posts such as yours :)

    Also relevant to YOUR post:“Christ will never be cool. Terrifying, life-changing, shocking, and iconoclastic, but never cool. Jesus is not my homeboy. The Gospel will always be ‘relevant’ but never trendy.”

    - Jon Foreman

    You made a good start! Thank you.


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