Notice the dust. Look at it. Look at it intently. Look at it without disdain. Look how obstinate it is to come back to you. Notice how it surrounds you. Notice how it is everywhere. Notice that you breathe it. Notice that it settles everywhere – on You too!
If you look at the dust, you will understand God’s humility and how surrounded by God’s presence You are always. God just doesn’t trumpet and isn’t obstreperous. Don’t expect a big and flashy sound and light show. Don’t expect fanfare of the Day of Your Redemption. Notice the dust. Think of all the generations of people and events the dust has touched. Do not be afraid of the monsters in the dust and try not to be repelled by them. Just accept them as they are. Think about the fact that every dust particle magnified will reveal itself as a jewel. And extend the dust due Gratitude because this is the real meaning of inheriting the Holy Land.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.’ – Genesis 3:19
Accept that you were taken from the dust. Return to the dust willingly and with joy and gratitude because on the day you do, you will no longer have to eat by the sweat of your brow.