Several weeks ago, I was bemoaning the neverending cycle of messy house-clean the house-messy house again.
I mean. . .why can't a clean house stay that way for just a little bit?
I thought of my many household projects that were yet to be done and wondered how I would ever squeeze them in between school, supper, and sunrise.
Then the very next day, I came across God's wisdom on the matter:
"Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox" (Proverbs 14:4).
Wow. God very clearly says it all in just a few short words.
Sure, if my home were just a house. . .with no precious babies in it. . .it would probably stay clean for a while.
But with the mountain of laundry and the many meals and the multitude of toys, books, and games come a mountain of joy, many smiles, and a multitude of laughter, fun, and memories.
And with the blink of an eye, they will be gone. If how fast they are growing now is any indication.
So I will keep cleaning the trough but not worry when it doesn't stay clean.
Cause that just means my house is not yet empty.