… For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.
Genesis 3:19 NASB
The truth in Genesis 3:19 actually takes a weight off of my shoulders. It seems a little depressing when read out of context, or when read without any understanding of the Gospel of Christ, but in context and with understanding, I can breathe a sigh of relief when I read the verse.
Why? How? Because roughly translated, it means to me that “this too shall pass.” No matter how big or small, any troubles I have had in the past, any troubles I am experiencing even in this moment, and any troubles I may experience in my future will come to an end. Someday my body will return to the dust from which it was formed, and my spirit will be raised in glory and power to celebrate for eternity.
…it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
1 Corinthians 15:43-44 NASB
I put this page together after reading for the first day of Lent last week. I was inspired by the unity of the verse in Genesis with the verses in 1 Corinthians, and decided to go with a minimal theme in black and white — black for DUST, to represent our sin-nature, and white for GLORY and POWER, to represent our white-as-snow spiritual bodies being raised with Christ.
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