Messy & Foolish (Paperback)
The steps leading up to our mudroom were covered in empty boxes, piles of tools, and bags of household items to be given away. I could barely open the door due to even more boxes, a mound of old shoes, a broom, and a bag of clothes behind it. When I finally made my way through the clutter, I found my beautiful wife, her hair piled atop her head and a dustpan in her hand.
I pulled her in for a hug and helped her put another bag by the door, grateful for the temporary mess she had made. I knew all of our closets and cabinets and rooms were now less cluttered and more functional because of the mess that was made to rearrange them.
After all, when things aren’t put together quite right, they need to be jumbled around. They need to be thought about entirely differently. They need to be taken apart, spread across the floor, dusted off, and put back together better.
So sure, generally we think of messes as bad things. And generally, that’s probably true. After all, our God is a god of order. But sometimes a mess can be good.