“Dust in the Wind”

Before all the rain, I saw a beautiful thing; I was driving home from work one evening as the sun was just starting to set and as I came around a curve a swift breeze grabbed a handful of dust off a driveway and tossed it into the air above the road. For a glittering second all that dust lit up like gold in the light of the sunshine.

Honestly,  it stunned me.  It was one of those moments when you see something so breathtaking that your sense of time pauses so you can look just a little bit longer.  It was just the top layer of ordinary old dirt, probably walked on by a dozen feet or more that day, unnoticed and nothing special until the wind gifted it a lift to the sky.  In that brief moment, those ordinary particles of plain old dirt transformed to little mirrors of light that could put a diamond sparkle to shame. 

I thought about that; you and I we were formed from the dust of the earth in the beginning.  And when we die we return back to the dust from whence we came.  I can’t speak for you,  but I can say I know my frame and fashioning.  I’m small and weak and let people walk all over me. I’m just ordinary old dirt. Oh but if the Holy Spirit of God gets ahold of me; He lifts me up to the heavens; He shines His light on me and then I am transformed.  If I can reflect the light of God then I am beautiful.  Maybe even somebody will notice the Hands that made me and make me shine and give Him praise.

Come O Breath! Breathe on me! That others may see and glorify Thee!

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16