We human beings are from dirt. That’s what the book of Genesis says. Some of us are sandy and gritty. Others are like dry clay hard as a rock. Hopefully, many are fertile soil that can grow good things. And then a few may need some tender loving care and fertilizer.
Soil conditions can describe people. That type of soil determines the potential spiritual fruit that can grow in that particular environment. All fruit must start with a tiny seed. Plants begin with a genesis of some sort. The seed can be large like avocado or small seed like a mustard seed. Regardless of the size, the seed will produce after its type.
Parents are like these plants. Parents may vary in size and height, yet their seeds (children) will be like their parents. Maybe in height, bone structure, hair color, or certain mannerisms. They may have different interests from their parents. Somewhere in their journey through childhood to young adulthood, they chose a different path from their parents; for example, some parents are the hands-on type who can fix or make almost anything. They have individual creativity. Then they may have children who turned out to be problem solvers. Other children may be inventors. They’re all problem solvers like their parents just finding new solutions for different kinds of problems.
Then there’s another type of a child, the one who asked themselves, “what does God want me to do and be?” The “be” part of developing is a work-in-progress. It’s the doing that gets that person to the “be” part of their lives. The continual asking of themselves, directs that passage to their distinction, what does God want me to do? It’s one thing to know God’s vocation for your life, but it’s another to fine-tune it along the way. That’s where faith comes into our lives.
Our goal is to have faith to trust Him every day and then follow His instructions. Faith in God is the main ingredient that’s makes life so exciting. How do you see God in your situations? Do you go as He leads? It may be one full of challenges, but it is a day of opportunities.
When you reflect and remember, all this came about because God started with a handful of dirt. He made man and woman, and they reproduced … and made you.
In a sense, we’re all dirt in motion, designed to please and serve our Lord.