Juxtaposition: The state of being close together, side-by-side, especially for contrast or comparison.
That word defines the human dilemma, or at least one of them. Inside each soul is the truth that we are created in the image of God. That is a ridiculous thought. The Creator of the Universe, God Omnipotent and Omniscience, made man in His Image.
But our good and wise Creator put us in bodies created from …wait for it…from dust. Psalm 103:14 For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
We see both concepts out of control in humanity, in people. Some have the God complex, which is based on one part of the truth. Others struggle with self image and insecurity, feeling as if they have no value to anyone. And who would feel valuable if we are merely formed of dust?
I can imagine the twinkle in His eye as He sets before each person ever conceived the juxtaposition of Imageo Deo in dust.