Dirt is not dirty. Dust is not cheap. We were formed from the dust of the Earth in the image of the invisible God. Why would the Almighty Father fashion from filth those whom He uniquely chose to reflect His divine image?
We were formed from the dust of the Earth in the image of the invisible God.
What the world deems worthless, He has made worthy from the start. The stones the builders reject form the most integral parts of His Holy temple. He builds His home from the wreck of the world’s waste; He builds mansions out of broken-hearts. That is what we are, we who house the heart of God. The earth’s refuse is the Father’s abode. The world’s garbage is the Father’s treasure trove.
Fallen man loathes the dust because he loathes himself. He listens to the lie of his own worthlessness, and so the value he instills in himself equals the price of his own weight in mud. Man steals life for petty revenge and considers to have balanced the scales of justice. Little does he recognize the true weight of man’s worth. Little does he know the worth of one man’s life outweighed the sin of the entire world.
Every forest fastens roots in the fertile soil of a dirt-darkened floor.
Humanity has forgotten his roots. He forgets that gold glitters in the dust of the earth. He does not consider the fact that all life, more precious than any element, begins in the dust. Every forest fastens roots in the fertile soil of a dirt-darkened floor.
Man is destined to return to the dust, for his bones to crumble like crushed chalk upon the pavement of the world. Yet, in this curse, a hidden hope abides. For life was born from dust; and, in the dust, man returns to a state of his existence before the fall.
Even in the curse of death, the promise of Christ abides. For from the dust of Christ who was crushed, God has recreated man. In that one new man, the hope of everlasting life shines for all the offspring of Adam.
Genesis 2:7 – Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Isaiah 57:15 – For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Ezekial 37:4-6 – 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’”