Dust - Its where we came from...
What we are made of.
We love to run our hands through it, dig in it, walk on it with bare feet.
We plant our seeds in it and watch them grow, and live and dance upon it in sunshine and rain. We never get too far from it... this place of our beginning. It holds us to it, asks us to remember from where we came.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
No matter how high we reach...stretch, grow or become, we always find our balance when our feet touch the ground; when we come back to our beginning, and remember the One who breathed life into dust. We remember that we are living dust. Anything else we become is only possible because of the One who first made man in His own image and made dust come to life.
And why would He do that?
So that He could know us and love us. And we would turn to Him and call Him Father.
"For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust." Psalm 103:14