Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beauty from Dust

Beauty from Dust
Oh, that dust would
Come to life
Is a miracle.
Dust to beauty,
Beauty to dust.
How precious,
How fragile.
A kaleidoscope of
Colors, sounds, and scents
Brings fascination to our
Vaporous lives but
They were created, too.
Chance does not
Chance can not
Create beauty
Create anything.
Only Love
You hear the earth
Groan for her Maker,
The Maker of Heaven and Earth,
The Maker of dust
And of us?
March 29, 2012

“Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”  (Genesis 2:7)
“By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  (Genesis 3:19)
“For he knows our frame (or how we are formed); he remembers that we are dust.”  (Ps. 103:14)
“All go to one place.  All are from the dust, and to dust all return.”  (Eccl. 3:20)

Did you know?     
     70% of the composition of dust in your home is made up of shed human skin and hair.
     The average person will shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime.
     The total amount of skin covering an adult human weighs 6 pounds.

      Lately, I’ve been meditating on these things: existence, creation, God’s plan.  It’s been so encouraging to remind myself of these truths and it’s helped me focus on God’s goodness, love, and character. 
      What an amazing thing: that God created us and then told us HOW He made us.  Not to mention that He didn’t just make us – He made us in His image.  We’re not rough drafts or rude sketches.  We're not ugly blobs of mud or plasma.  We have intricate parts and fine textures and quirks and personalities.  God didn’t throw a bunch of random pieces together or think that He had made a mistake (He doesn’t make mistakes) and should make another, better one.  He made us right the first time, and He planned us all out before He even made the world.  And what's even better?  He didn't just give us dust bodies.  He gave us a spirit that will live in the eternal realm when our bodies return to their original, dusty state.

1 comment:

Ruth Abel said...

I just came over to read your most recent writings! I really appreciate your heart and your sweet way of expressing it. Thanks for sharing what the Lord is showing you!