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Animating the Dust by Raymond A. Foss

The dust combined
the potter molding
living waters, his hands
coming into sight
the breath, God’s spirit
giving us life
animating the dust
creating each one, man
In his image defined
given dominion over creation
a sacred trust
while we have the breath
God within us
until we return
to the dust of earth

December 3, 2009
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Genesis 2:4b-25
the tension between the two traditions
giving us two creation stories
Ecclesiastes 12:7
Jeremiah 18:1-4
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