When There Are No Children, the House Is Neater

God’s life would be a lot neater without us around.  Fortunately for us, He has goals which transcend a neat house.

Jesus Christ had a public ministry noted for its dusty roads, raucous crowds, and vocal critics.  How much tidier His life would have been had he simply kept to His carpentry in Nazareth!  Yet He had those greater goals in mind.

Great goals sometimes bring about great inconvenience.  In perhaps the greatest example of this principle, the establishment of the kingdom of God required the crucifixion of its King.

The next time you’re tempted to rail against inconvenience, ask first if it’s in the service of a greater goal.  The kingdom of God is worth any inconvenience.  Especially where children are concerned.

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2 Responses to When There Are No Children, the House Is Neater

  1. Anonymous says:

    well said, inconvenience by its very nature is temporary. now is your house neater? I am having trouble locating my socks with 3 boys I wonder what the fourth will mean..

  2. Mike Gantt says:

    Four is better than three for the same reason that three is better than two.

    Yes, the house gets neater…but remains filled with the wonderful memories of when it wasn’t.

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