I recently took up scroll sawing as a hobby. Many scrollers say,“I’m gonna make some dust.” I enjoy it and have made some nice pieces, leaving dust behind, a mess that has to be vacuumed or blown out of the garage.
My husband, brother, sister and I love to repurpose things. I have been known to pick up things that people considered garbage. (The picture above is a piece of laminate flooring I repurposed.) But I haven’t found a way to repurpose dust. It is useless.
Yet God found a way to repurpose dust. He made Adam out of dust, and he told Abraham his seed would be as the dust of the earth.
“When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.” (John 9:6-7)
I am without an understanding of the complexity of the human body. David said it well:
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalms 139:13)
Mankind has gained tremendous knowledge about the human body, howbeit we are ever learning how complex it is. Maybe you feel a little worthless, dirty, or possibly without purpose.
God’s greatest creation was made from dust. He has a great purpose for you; you are priceless.