As we continue our current messages about “GOING” (taking the Gospel Message of Jesus to those around us) in the next weeks, it’s with faith that we continue to go forward and trust the Lord, and leave the outcome to Him!
I’m reminded of something I read recently about the names of the “groups” of animals. You know, it’s a “herd” of elk, or deer; a “flock” of birds, and a “pack” of wolves. The one I like the best is a “CRASH” of rhinos. Why is it a CRASH of rhinos? I’m not sure of the scientific reasons, but I like this as the answer; Rhinos don’t have good eyesight and can only see about 35 meters or so and then things get blurry. At the same time, rhinos have no fear to go ALL OUT when they run, meaning while running top speed, they can only see about the same distance as it takes to come to a stop……. hopefully! It can happen that when a crash of rhinos are going all out, and some obstacle comes into sight, they can’t stop in time and…….thus the name crash! So why wouldn’t they just slow down and be more cautious? Perhaps that has to do with faith! I guess when we bring up the subject of faith (especially when God is involved), it’s not surprising that rhinos have an amazing ability to not crash very often!
As we GO for Jesus, we can’t always see what is ahead and things may be blurry, BUT God can see the future and it’s completely clear to Him! As we Go, let’s be sure to hold on tight to God and walk (or run full speed) with Him!
Tonight I will be sharing from Acts on how the followers of Christ took the Message to Jerusalem, then Judea and Samaria, and thankfully for us today, to the ends of the earth! What’s assuring to us is that as they WENT, God was already ahead of them! May we GO into our world around us (wherever that may be) as a rhino running in faith, not knowing what is at the end of our vision, and trust the Lord! He is faithful!
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Below is a very important announcment regarding our worship service times for the month of June/July.
In His grip and grace,