You make us all from dust;
You know how weak we are.

You send us into exile here,
And watch us from afar.



You make us all from dust;
To dust we all return.

Then our souls reunite with you,
The One for whom we yearn.



The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; NLT).

He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).

My people will know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them away to exile and brought them home again (Ezekiel 39:28; NLT).

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind (Psalm 14:2; NIV).

You were made from dust, and to dust you will return (Genesis 3:19; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).

4 thoughts on “Dust

  • I was just reading today that, since we are made from dust, we are all God’s little mud pies! :D (‘To Grow in Love: A Spirituality of Ageing’ by Brian Grogan)


    • What a great idea! I remember a charming tale from childhood of Jesus’ early life. Jesus was playing with mud and shaped some little birds, which came to life and flew away. I don’t know where it came from, possibly the Apocrypha, of which I’m very ignorant XXXX


      • I’ve heard that too, Ruth. I think it comes from the Gospel of Thomas, but that’s about all I know. It’s nice to think of Jesus doing things like that when he was a child. :)


      • Oh, how lovely! I’ve never know anyone else who had heard it, and I’ve sometimes wondered if I imagined it. Will do a bit of digging, and will let you know if I find anything XXXXXX


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