Wednesday, February 18


Please Read Psalm 103

"...for He knows how we are formed. He knows we are dust." 
Psalm 103:14

It all started with dust there in the garden. First there was nothing, then from nothing, land and sea and sky and and stars and plants and animals and dust. There on the ground of the garden. Dust that the Creator would turn into a man. Dust that the Creator would form into his own image and animate with his own breath. 

"...for He knows how we are formed. He knows we are dust."

God knows where we came from, and we do too. Self help books wouldn't sell so well if some part of us didn't remember where we came from. We are insignificant. We fall short. We, created in His image, fail. So we pray:

"Have mercy on me, O God
according to your unfailing love...
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." 
From Psalm 51

We know that when we confess, He forgives.  

But we still remember where we came from. Dust. We remember the dust; we forget the Creator restores. That He makes beautiful.

They say every snowflake is different. Then you watch a few youtube videos and discover that they don't all say that. But every snowflake has one thing in common. Dust. 

Water crystallizes into ice around a tiny particle of dust. It makes lines and prisms and mirrors it's maker. The six sides of a snowflake copy the pattern of the molecule of water surrounding the dust. Changes in temperature, wind and altitude influence the growth of this tiny crystal as it drifts earthward. It's safe to say that even though all snowflakes go through the same process, they are all effected a little different. But they all settle to the ground white. We don't look out the window after a snowfall and say, "look at that pile of freshly fallen dust!" No. We see fresh, white snow. 

"For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us."
Psalm 103:11

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