There is likely a fertilizing benefit from the droppings that offsets the messiness. I would prefer to continue enjoying going barefoot on our yard and use conventional lawn fertilizer.
I like to think of what the world was like before sin corrupted our lives and our land. This is not just an exercise of wistful dreaming. Our world will one day be restored back to its original Garden of Eden form. And so, I wonder if there were goose droppings in the Garden of Eden.
If not, how did that work out for the digestive systems of geese? Did everything burn out completely like a well tuned car? Perhaps the Garden of Eden goose droppings were fragrant and beautiful instead of smelly and disgusting. We can expand this question to the droppings of all animals: dogs, cats, birds, cows, elephants…you get the picture.
The author of the book of Revelations is named John and is banished on the island of Patmos, a penal colony, where he has a vision from God and describes the future world of those who are followers of Jesus Christ.
21 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
This new heaven and new earth is a place where once again God and humankind are living directly together. Anything that makes for sadness is removed and joy even greater than a wedding celebration fills the air. The old way of life has passed. A new order of living is in place and no talk about goose poop.
What do you think the new heaven and new earth will be like?