The Rhino Crash

The following was adapted from the book “The Barbarian Way” by Erwin McManus: 

It’s a swarm of bees and a colony of ants. A pod of whales, a school of fish, a flock of birds. But wait, they get better: A pride of lions, an ambush of tigers, a committee of buzzards, and a flamboyant of flamingos… 

“But my favorite of all is the group designation for rhinos. You see, rhinos can run thirty miles an hour, which is pretty fast when you consider how much weight they’re pulling. Just one problem with this phenomenon. Rhinos can see only thirty feet in front of them. Can you imagine something that large moving in concert as a group, plowing ahead at thirty miles an hour with no idea what’s at thirty-one feet? You would think that they would be far too timid to pick up full steam, that their inability to see far enough ahead would paralyze them to immobility. But with that horn pointing the way, rhinos run forward full steam ahead without apprehension, which leads us to their name. 

Rhinos moving together at full speed are known as a Crash. Even when they’re just hanging around enjoying the watershed, they’re called a crash because of their potential.” 

As God’s people, how beautiful would it be if we could become the human version of the rhino crash. The future is uncertain, but we need to move toward it with confidence in our faith. Rather than just talking about it, The Crash requires that we put our Faith into Action. 

For Faith Without Action Is Dead. (James 2:17)