My Journey Magazine did me good this morning.

I knew the moment I read the opening Scripture that it was new and fresh and for me.

Proverbs 14:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.  source

I am not well familiar with oxen, but I am familiar with messy. And today I am grateful for the reminder that messy is a necessity. What else does the Text say? A large harvest. When we want a large harvest — some messy is inevitable. So, I can fuss at the mess (and the ones who made it) or I can rejoice by lifting my eyes

Psalm 121:1 King James Version (KJV) 121
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. source

for the mess and the harvest!