Dust. I’m sure you dislike it as much as I do. Right up there next to my annoyance with dust, is the necessity for it to be removed. Everyone must feel the same way. Television ads are continually filled with ways to remove dust more efficiently from your humble abode. Product after product is introduced to make cleaning easier. Is there any good use for those floating particles that frustrate even the greatest of housekeepers?
As I was reading Psalm 103 tonight, dust struck me in a whole new light. I was reading along, meditating on the mighty Lord we serve. He is: holy, forgiving, healer, redeemer, loving, tender, merciful and gracious. He is my greatest blessing, and creator of my soul. He is God!
Then, verse 14 caught my attention, “For He knows our frame. He remembers that we are dust.” Y’all that statement strikes me dumb. The very material which we see as a nuisance, the Lord scraped together and molded into you and me. Created from the dust of the earth, covered in God’s mighty fingerprints, then, filled with the breath of His lungs…that dear Sister is you and me. Made from dust, and brought to life only through the Lord.
Verses 15 and 16 go on to show us the absolute frailty of life. “As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone. And its place remembers it no more.” Consider those words. Our days on this earth are so incredibly limited. We can work hard to grow, and to blossom into something truly beautiful. Yet beauty can only remain in this world for so long. Then just as a flower in the wind whose petals shrivel, and whose stem crumbles into the earth, we too are gone. Who will remember you dear Sister? What legacy do you leave behind? Is it a legacy rooted in Christ?
Oh, but dear One do not despair! Our Father is so loving that He gives us hope. Hope of a future with Him. “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.” Psalm 103:17-18 fills us with the hope that our Lord’s mercy is everlasting. Mercy that He pours out over generations past and generations to come. Dear Sister, there is no beginning and no end to the mercy of our Lord.
Do you keep the Lord holy and hold Him above all else. We are to respect Him, and bow to Him for He is Lord. When we keep God close to us, and follow the commands He has put before us, it is then that God keeps His covenant with us. He promises us everlasting life in Him through Christ Jesus, and He will reward us after our life on earth is done worshipping at His feet for eternity.
Dear Sister, have you taken time to really think about how fleeting this life is? Have you looked at the dust in your house and realized how quickly it can pass away? Dear One, do you know Christ as your Savior? Are you keeping His commands? Only through the blood of Jesus will the dust of our lives result in eternity. The time to strengthen your relationship, or even start new is right now. Don’t let one more moment pass.