The Church as a CRASH
It was a couple of years ago that I was reading Erwin McManus’s book “The Barbarian Way” when I was struck with one of his chapters. At the beginning of the chapter there is an amazing picture of a tiger wearing a crown, the crown is made up of men wearing battle equipment. They are carrying swords, axes, and shields. He goes on to explain some of the names that go with groups of animals. Like most of us know that cows are a herd and we also know that sheep come in flocks. Then there are the vultures that are a committee and then there are the rhinos. These animals have amazing size and presence but they can only see about 30 yards in front of them. That is why this group of animals are called a CRASH.
Matthew 11:12 (NLT)And from the time John the Baptist began preaching and baptizing until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people attack it.
There are three thoughts that go with this verse. The one that I truly believe is that the kingdom of Heaven is crashing through this world. That since John began preaching about Jesus his kingdom is taking ground. What I also believe is that the church is suppose to be doing the same. The church is suppose to be advancing into the homes, communities, schools, and states through the lives of the people of the church. We are to be God’s people loving and advancing the kingdom in the lives of those around us. All I know is that I want to be a part of a CRASH! I pray everyday that God is leading this family, this church team, and this city to a place where it crashes into His grace and mercy.