Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Loving Dust

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13-14

I've always loved this verse. It feels like acceptance. God knows how we are formed. He knows our frame. He remembers the dust because his hands have held it. His grace is sufficient for our fragile humanity.

Sometimes I'm really dusty. Sometimes I leave a residue that needs to be Swiffered! Most often that residue can be found on those people I come in closest contact with, and sometimes they leave their dirty, dusty prints on me.
I'll never forget one Sunday morning I was out front on the worship team and after Pastor Laura shared, she turned around to hug me. She whispered in my ear, "There's something on your skirt." Sure enough, I had been slimed that morning a sweet little toddler and his yogurt moustache. Embarrassing! We rub off on people and they rub off on us.
Dust is messy and irritating, but it doesn't keep God from getting close to me. He has compassion for my dusty self. Will I extend that same love and acceptance to the dusty folks around me? Will I love his dusty children? Will you?

1 comment:

Ruth said...

So good yet again Lynn. I love how simple you make these deep, everlasting truths seem. I haven't thought about that verse for quite sometime but it really touched me today because I find myself all too often thinking God is mad at me for so many things....know what I mean? If I have a bad atitude or a wrong thought...he must just be shaking His head at me but I know He is so aware of our humanity and has given us the tools to adjust our thinking in those moments. This reminder is refreshing and as always uplifitng. Thank you for your dedication to this blog and for inspiring us so often. Love you.