Beautiful Dirt

I like the song by Gungor, “Beautiful Things”

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

The Bible states man was formed from the dust of the ground (Gen. 2:7a). Unless you are a pedologist (person who studies soil), most of us have little to no interest in dirt. We see it as a nuisance because it requires us to constantly clean. We regard it as nothing more than something on which to walk because it has no value to us.

That was us, nothing but dirt, valueless, purposeless, unattractive, dirt. We were underneath all created beings, creatures, and plant life. That was man before God. When God came down though, things changed. When God breathed into dust, “Man became a living being.”(Gen. 2:7b).That dust was given value, purpose, meaning, beauty, and life. It went from being underneath all creation to ruling over the earth (Gen 1:26).

Without God our lives are like dust. We feel empty and ugly, and wonder what is the point of life, but when God comes and breathes into us, we are filled with love, purpose, and beauty.

Without God, we are dirty and everything we touch is contaminated. It has our own selfish ambitions and self-righteousness smeared all over it. It is coated in pride and ulterior motives. It is tarnished by personal gain and a desire for recognition. However, when God breathes into our lives, he clears away all the dirt and sin and makes us pure in His eyes. He is so phenomenal; He can even take those dirty moments in our lives and use them for His glory.

God’s breath, made the difference. His presence changes everything. Without God we are nothing and have nothing, but when God is in us, we are beautiful for God is a beautiful God. We are giving, and loving, and kind, because God is a giving and loving and kind God. When God is in us we are pure and place others before ourselves, for that is what God did for us.

It was God’s breath that made the difference between dust and man, and it is God in us who makes the difference in our lives.

Oh God, only You can make such beautiful things out of dust.Image


Here is a link to the song “Beautiful Things”



  1. Kristi said,

    January 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Beautiful words right there. Going to share this with someone in desperate need. Thank you, PV!

  2. Desiray said,

    January 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I enjoyed your post today. Especially that analogy. Have a blessed day

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