This was in our email this morning (thanks DC!)
God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him,
“Lord, we don’t need you anymore.
Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the ‘beginning’.”
“Oh, is that so? Tell me….” replies God.
“Well”, says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man.”
“Well, that’s interesting. Show Me. “
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.
“Oh no, no, no….” interrupts God,
“Get your own dirt.”
Jordanne forwarded me this interesting article about a Smithsonian exhibit about dirt
“One of the most important messages for me is that people get beyond thinking of soil as something in their garden, but think of it as the foundation of all the Earth’s ecosystems,” as important as air and water….