Ash Wednesday-The Perspective of Dust

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 103:13-14

Our first post for the Lent journey. A verse for meditation, a poem I have recently revised from 2017 (original published version can be seen here) for reflection and a song I think compliments both. I pray this offering today is a blessing. All Lent posts will be listed as they are published on this page: Lent 2020 . Thank you for joining me on the journey. A journey is always better when shared… especially for we who are dust!

The Perspective of Dust

God is not bound by
our finite view, as if dust
could perceive the Sun.

God is not limited by
human perception,
biblical translation or translator.

God is not limited by
denomination nor political affiliation.
None can contain Him.

God is not limited by
our ability to comprehend,
believe or acknowledge Him.

God is God and we are dust.
Now let us consider this God
immutable, infinite.

This One who claimed Israel as His own, who was and is and is to come.
The God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
who gave prophets and priests and Yeshua haMashiach.

The one to whom every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess Him as Lord
who has been revealed in the form of a man-
to redeem mankind, who remains by the power of His Spirit,

who knows His own, who is coming again,
perhaps today – to THIS God alone
be ALL glory, honor and praise.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

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