Christianity Relates to Life
Relevance: The degree to which something is related or useful to what is happening.
The Christian faith is the most relevant truth in the world. After all, every single one of us has a conscience that convicts us. Every one of lives in the midst of conflict, from petty squabbles to deadly wars. Every one of us will leave this life and give an accounting for how we have lived. Every one of us needs the Savior.
During The Season of the Church we come to appreciate the relevance of the Christian faith for all of us in every situation of life. After all, God pays attention to all the details of our lives! Jesus underscored this when He taught, “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. Indeed, the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6–7, CSB)
In this season of the year we especially apply the truth of Gods word to our daily lives, from the things that touch us personally each day to the biggest headlines.
In this Sunday’s lesson, for example, we learn the true nature of faith. It is not just belief that there is a god, but confidence in Christ as the incarnate God, and our Savior, who cares for us intimately.
We also see how God shapes and uses the course of history to accomplish his good and gracious will, for we see that in Christ God has invaded this world, and it will never be the same.
Do you think, for example, that God depends upon the actions of nations to “go the right way” for His will to be done? It’s the other way ‘round. The course of nations depends upon God’s will for His church!
This is RELEVANT for us, because we live according to our view of the world, and through God’s word, that view of the world is rooted in truth.