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All We Are Is Dust In The Wind

“All we are is dust in the wind.” Once said a Kansas’ band popular song “Dust in the Wind:”

“I close my eyes
Only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosityDust in the wind
All they are is dust in the windSame old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to seeDust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
OhNow, don’t hang on
Nothin’ lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buyDust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
(All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind
(Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind
The wind …”

Dust is an image. One of many, to describe the impermanent nature of human life and experience.

The other day, I’ve watched images of thousands of Covid death-linked mass graves in Brazil. They’d been summarily cremated and put in one place.

all we are is dust in the wind

It’s a sight I also saw happening in India, France, or the US due to fast rising deaths from the Coronavirus.

They’re all dust. A grim reminder for all of us. That we all came from dust and to dust we return.

Sinclair Lewis, a Nobel Prize winner in Literature, died and was cremated in 1951. His dust or ashes were sent to an embassy,

One morning in the embassy, a worker with dustpan and broom was asked by a visitor what she’s doing.

The worker replied, “Sweeping up Sinclair Lewis.”

What a picture of the transient nature of life!

You can count your years on earth. The fact that you can indicates that your life is measurable.

It has a beginning. It has an end.

All of us from the time we were born were given the gift of time. Because it’s just short, we’re called to make the most of it.


We’re instructed to recognize life’s brevity. To number our days. To use our time wisely. To seek God while He may be found. 

To awaken people from their lostness. And to invite them to receive the free gift of salvation and eternal life in Christ.

Let me ask you this question:

Knowing that you have limited amount of time on earth, what have you been doing to invest your time and resources in things that are eternal?

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)


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