It’s the dry season.
The taste of dust is in my mouth as I walk and drive the dusty roads.
“Dust you are and to dust you will return.”
But when it rains, the dust will turn to mud – and with a little sun will become earth for growing.
Dust needs water.
But not too much.
And a bit of sun.
Remember that the Lord raises the poor from the dust (1 Samuel 2:8).
And the Lord makes rivers in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19).
And the waters of baptism bring new life.