“Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust” Isaiah 26:19
The dust hangs heavy in the air, swirling around hiding the light with haze.
It’s easy to become lost in the chaos, caught up as the torrent of fear flows by, catching us unaware, unprepared.
It’s easy to break and stumble. It’s easy to give in and crumble as the mud starts to cake, heavy, on our skin. We become a sculpture of something else, a figure we never expected to be.
The mirror betrays us. We can’t recognize the person staring back, glass eyes, with fire dimmed to ember.
But there’s a song, a melody resounding above the thickness and our eyes suddenly open to the wonder.
Open your mouth and sing along. Let praise emanate from within. Let it cleanse the air with the sweetness of Spirit. Let it wash the skin and mind with life.
Sing of His greatness, hear Him call you by name, and know that nothing else matters. He sees, He hears, and He adores you.
Figure of dust, know that you are a treasure, transformed by love song into beauty.