Your Name is Mud: Part 1

Genesis 2:6-7 . . . but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground––the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
(The Hebrew for man, adam, may be related to the Hebrew for ground, adamah)

The Lord made the first man from wet ground, mud. Is it any wonder that science says that the human body is anywhere from 60-90% water (depending on the source) and that once our earthly vessels die, they can be put into the ground to decompose back into whence they came?

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“What can be seen on earth points to neither the total absence nor the obvious presence of divinity, but to the presence of a hidden God. Everything bears this mark.” — Blaise Pascal (1623-1620), mathematician and theologian

Genesis 3:19b “. . . for dust you are and to dust you will return.” God said to Adam

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One response to “Your Name is Mud: Part 1

  1. I find it amazing that I never hear the term, “your name is mud”. Then for the first time I hear it yesterday from a TIVO’d version of American Idol and there was a contenstant that descended from Dr. Mud, who was the physician who patched up Booth’s leg after he jumped from the balcony after shooting Lincoln. This is where the term, “your name is mud,” comes from…. now here you are blogging about it. Coincidence?

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