I hear the word "relevant" and my mind goes blank. I mean...I know what it means...but I can't make anything come together in my mind to make a sentence...let alone a post!
"rel-e-vant" - "Closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand."
So...what IS the matter at hand? And how is it "relevant"?
Well...the matter at hand in our home today is our annual 'Night of Reformation'. It's tonight and the focus is on John Wycliffe. Our little group of homeschoolers have worked hard. There will be posters, reports, maps, an activity or two, a traditional English meal, a movie, and popcorn. As always...it should be a lot of fun!
And how is it relevant to us today? Without the reformers of long ago...people like Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Knox, and Calvin, we, as the body of Christ, would not be what it is today. If not for these brave men...these "reformers" of the past...we would not be free to worship our Heavenly Father as in accordance with His Word (my goodness! we wouldn't even know what that Word said because, at that time, the common people were not allowed to read the Bible for themselves!) and we would still be under the authority of the Pope and Roman Catholic Church.
The future always follows on the heels of the past, so I'd say reformation history is definitely 'relevant' to our present today!
(This 'Five Minute Friday' post is inspired by The Gypsy Mama. Please visit her site today!)