Thursday, April 26, 2012

THANKFUL THURSDAY...feeling comfortable in our dust

One of the things I LOVE about this time of year is that I can go barefoot! Wearing closed toe shoes or shoes at all just constrict me, that is why during the summer you will find me around the house barefoot.

Many people are not like me. In fact, it is very rare that you see anyone running around with no shoes on. There is something about getting dirt between our toes that we do not like.

 I can remember as a kid, I loved stepping onto a pile of mud and feeling the coolness ooze up between my toes. Strange, I know. But sometimes I think what we need to do is just go back to the basics, I don't mean rolling around in the mud, but go ahead and let some dust roll on us, after all that IS what we are made of...

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. –Genesis 2:7

You see, we are all just merely nothing but dust balls! I'm thinking that it would have been more appealing to think that God might have put in alittle bit of sugar and spice but instead, He swooped down and grabbed a handful of dust and formed man.

So if we are made of dust, why are we consumed with cleanliness?

When I think of a image of a dusty man, I think of the cartoon Peanuts and the character of Pigpen. Now here is a guy that is comfortable in his own dust. No matter how clean he tried to get himself, it seemed like a cloud of dust still lingered with him. Apparently it was who he was.

We were created from the ground, with the hands and breath of God, but yet, we are afraid to let our bare feet touch the ground that we came from. May we not forget where we came from and once in awhile may we all just go barefoot and let alittle dust ooze between our toes.

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am thankful to be a dust ball. No bar of Ivory soap, or bottle of body wash can clean me up like the blood and love of Jesus. May we all become like Pigpen and be comfortable with who we are...dust and all!

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lorig said...

A timely post as so many are diving into spring cleaning to remove all the dust. I particularly like the part about being comfortable with who we are. Something I am working on.

Ms. Kathleen said...

Haha! Love this and I am like you - NO SHOES if I can help it. I love the dirt, sand, grass between my toes. Never thought of myself as a dust ball but hey! It is what we are. God has a great sense of humor!

(That did it Laurie! Wonderful! Maybe you can let the gal know she has that Malware thing on her site? She is probably unaware. Have a wonderful day!)

Denise said...

Blessings sweet friend.