Messy Church? Proverbs 14:4

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

Being alive, sustaining life can be messy!  This is not because of sin but because God created things this way.  A tropical Jungle has a glorious order where life begets life.  It is not chaos, it is wrong to use the word “jungle” to describe a sinful, unruly world.

We are privileged to live in a wealthy Western world where we can sterilise, sanitise and immunise against threats to health and well-being.  However, these things do not create a perfect society.  Only Christ and His Gospel can do that.  We need His Kingdom within us.  Achieving this can be messy!