Clay: (n) a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be molded
We don’t know anything.
Our science books, a hundred years from now, will be comedy club routines.
Our religions will cause people in the next generation to blush in embarrassment. We are perniciously ignorant because we insist that our
discoveries are so significant that it will be difficult to surpass them.
Yet we are plagued by hypocrisy because simultaneously I-phone 8 immediately needs I-phone 9.
So when you read the ancient text that “God formed man from the dust of the ground,” the poetic nature of the sentiment–and also the significance of understanding how limited our time on “Maple Street” will end up being–leaves out the fact that dust does not cling.
It does not form.
It blows, scatters and crumbles.
So although we may end up being dust somewhere along the line, the story should have informed us that the Creator obviously added his spit.
It was “Daddy spit.” (I know it’s not as famous as Mommy spit.) But it changed dust to clay, which could cling together and form flesh, blood and persons.
So even though I am made of the dust of the Earth, I am emotionally and spiritually held in place by the Saliva of the Most High God.