We Are Stardust

I think it is just fascinating that we are made up of the things the cosmos contain. It’s intriguing to observe the true contents of our flesh and bone structure. Almost 99% of our bodies, according to the Wikipedia website, are constructed of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorous – the same elements found throughout the entire universe.

Awesome!

What’s even more intriguing, even beyond comprehension, is how we, as humans, are held together with some crazy bonding formula that forms the whole: Our shapes, DNA, features and individuality. This peculiarity is something that has the great minds of the world digging to learn more than is already known about how, and just what, we truly are. They strive to understand how this masterpiece we call the body truly works.

Then, there’s always that question everyone seems to wonder: “Were we created by a God?”

Oh my, the thoughts that everyone has about this subject! I can just bet anyone who reads this post will have a few personal thoughts about the whole God thing. I’ll just talk about mine, since this is my personal blog.

I began to wake this morning with the thoughts of what the contents of Genesis has to say. It is a holiday with no work ahead. I had a little time to read through this first book of the Hebrew Bible and The Old Testament. According to bible-studies.org website, “Genesis explains the book of beginnings. It records the beginning of time, life, sin, salvation, the human race, and the Hebrew nation. It begins with primeval history centered in four major events: the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the dispersion of the nations. Genesis then narrates the history of four great patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.”

I’m really not into Christian apologetics or arguing theology, so I just rely on what is gathered from reliable sources (and I definitely do my research when it comes to what people claim), my several different Bibles and the relationship I have with the Lord. That’s topic for a discussion I may write about in depth at a different time, but I digress. I had many thoughts about some of the many words I had read this morning from one of my Bibles. These written, God-inspired words, found within the creation account of Genesis, really have a lot to say…

  • In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth
  • God said, “Let there be light”
  • God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.

I encourage you to read through the rest of the first chapter of Genesis to see just how much power it truly holds, but for now I’d like to focus on what really grabbed my attention in the first chapter, 26th verse:

“LET US MAKE HUMAN BEINGS IN OUR IMAGE, TO BE LIKE US.”

It goes on in the 27th verse:

“SO GOD CREATED HUMAN BEINGS IN HIS OWN IMAGE. IN THE IMAGE OF GOD HE CREATED THEM; MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM.”

Pretty powerful, the more I sit and think about it. I mean, let’s really take some time to think about it. We are created by a powerful God, a three-part God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and anyone who reads the Bible would later know why the word “us” is used to describe God in this first chapter of Genesis) who created all of this from nothing.

WHAT????

Some have the belief of God simply being, “the universe”, which is their business, but I read Genesis and see something much deeper and more wonderous than just the belief of being part of the things floating through the infinite darkness. We, in my opinion and observation, must be much more than a bunch of elements that just happened to bump into each other accidentally then accidentally became all of this. We are so complex and we are so beautifully crafted, and I refuse to believe that there is nothing in control of this. No one, not one, can create the elements found within the universe, the stars or our bodies. No one can craft anything without first having the elements He has provided.

In the second chapter of Genesis, verse 7, it is written:

“THEN THE LORD GOD FORMED THE MAN FROM THE DUST OF THE GROUND. HE BREATHED THE BREATH OF LIFE INTO THE MAN’S NOSTRILS, AND THE MAN BECAME A LIVING PERSON.”

Ever since I was a young follower of Christ, even back when I was just curious of His claims, I often pondered upon this verse. Even before this verse was beknown and acknowledged, I knew we were the same dust as the stars – the same elements, in a very uniquely fashioned fabrication.

I seriously don’t think the “universe” could weave us together.

Many people mock Christianity. Many have to know all of the facts about God before they will believe. Many think they do not need to be saved from sin, and many believe there is no God. As I read through the Bible, I see so many truths that are more and more evident as time goes on. I embrace the voice that He provides as He shows me, through this human experience that we hardly understand, and the many fascinating certainties. I definitely believe we are His creative works of art, made with His hand and shaped from the created elements we fall short of completely comprehending. The stardust is certainly the same dust He has crafted us with, and it is all His.

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