From Dust

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Rick Hill

Story

Creativity helps us see things in new ways, which helps solve seemingly unsolvable problems.

Creativity flourishes in communities that value:

    Safety – it is OK to express individual ideas

    Possibility – there are many valid ways to approach a problem

    Power – we have the ability to do things differently

    Identity – we are clear about who we are

    Faith – we are guided by a God who loves us and wants us to do well.

 

The song is inspired by John 8 in which Jesus encounters the woman caught in adultery.  The ones who bring her want her to die for her sins, but Jesus finds another way.  In a Bible study on the Gospel of John, one of the participants noticed the up and down movement of Jesus - down engaging the woman, up engaging the Pharisees.

Lyrics

From Dust

Words and music by Richard Hill

 

I settled in the dust................. And everyone knew

Nothin’ more than mud.......... It was understood

Look up to the sky................... Tower’d o’er by trees

That leafy canopy.................... Roots ran so deep

 

Everyone knows...................... Everyone sees

That’s how it goes................... It was meant to be.

 

I settled for the dust................ And I never grew

Far too great the cost.............. Of seemin’ a fool

Lines drawn in the dust........... An invitation to stand

Rise above the forest.............. Claim who I am

 

Not everyone knows............... Not everyone sees

It doesn’t have to go............... It never had to be

 

Where are your accusers now?

They have all escaped...

Light breaks thru the forest boughs

And shows another way...

 

We were made from dust....... To dust we shall return

Between we rise above........... How far’s to be determined

You can shine your light.......... For everyone to see

Help someone to find.............. Help someone to lead

 

Not everyone knows............... What everyone sees

The way it tends to go............. Is not the way it has to be


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