Dirty Barns

oxenWhere there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.  (Proverbs 14:4)

I grew up on a farm.  Animals make messes and messes need to be cleaned up.  And messes aren’t pretty.  But with the strength of many oxen, much work can get done.

I don’t use oxen to work today.  I work with people.  But,  people can get messy and messes can turn out to be very un-pretty.  But with a lot of people working together, a lot of work can be done for God’s kingdom.

I am thankful for the mess.  I am thankful for the people.  I am thankful for the harvest.