7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
We should be troubled that we came from dust or dirt. I mean, we think we are intellectual and self-made. We are a proud people, and yet the Bible tells us He formed us from dust. I’m not offended in the least. If we don’t have the humility to recognize that one day we’ll just go back to being dirt, then we have a bigger problem on our hands.
In creating mankind from dust and breathing life into it, He made something special out of that dust.
I see plenty of parallel to our lives as well. He can transform the worst sinner into something beautiful. He can also restore and make whole victims of horrendous violence and crimes. He takes the nothingness, breathes life into it to bring glory and honor to Him.
Something from nothing.