“The Dirt” on the Dirt

There are few things in the world more basic or common than dirt.  As a matter of fact, all 7 billion of us on planet earth live on it, eat from it, sleep on it and are held to it by gravity.  It has always been so.  No human being can divorce himself from it.  Even the seas are borne upon the sand.

God has a way of doing amazing things with common elements.  The Bible says in First Corinthians chapter one and verse twenty-seven, “But god hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”  If God did not do amazing things with ordinary people, none of us would have a prayer.

Through the Bible we read of the extraordinary place “dirt” has in the Scriptures narrative.

  • out of it came man- Genesis 2:7
  • on it was pronounced a curse- Genesis 3:17
  • to it came Christ- Galatians 4:4-5
  • upon it at Calvary the sun was concealed and the soil quaked- Matthew 27:45, 51
  • away from it Christ ascended back to Heaven- Acts 1:11
  • from it we will climb when Christ returns for His own- John 14:1-4, I Corinthians 15:53-58, I Thessalonians 4:13-17
  • back to it Christ shall come to reign as King- Revelation 20:4
  • upon it the fire of God’s wrath shall cover- II Peter 3:10-11

Just think!  If God can do all that with dirt, what can the Almigthy do with you?  After all, you are made of it and to it you shall return (Genesis 3:19).  The only hope that dirt has it to find its way into the Master’s hands to be used for His glory, and come to repeat the exclamation, “A man that is called Jesus made clay” (John 9:11).  Selah!

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