Covered in Dust

Covered in Dust

Back in  Jesus’ day, a rabbi and his students were very close. When a rabbi took a disciple, that disciple gave up the life he had formerly known. That student was linked to this rabbi for the rest of his life. For years, he would live with the rabbi, eat when the rabbi ate, sleep when the rabbi slept. He would study when the rabbi studied. Why? Why would a student choose to live this way? To become like his rabbi. The whole point was take on his master’s character, to acquire the knowledge his rabbi had. As a matter of fact, when they walked together, the rabbi would walk ahead of the student. The student would not walk beside the rabbi because they were not equal. Therefore, depending on how close the student was, he would be covered in the dust of his teacher.

Sometime, we have this misconception that we are equal with Jesus. We often think that He is our friend, which He is, but that is not His only, nor is it is main, title. He is Lord of lords, King of Kings. He is Yahweh, the Great I am. I don’t think we should ever be so comfortable with Him that we don’t give Jesus the respect He so richly deserves.

Back to my original thought. Jesus has called me to be His disciple. I want to live and breathe Christ, and Christ alone. I want to study His word, love like He does. I want to know Him so deeply and personally, that when I meet people, they will know that I am a follower of Christ. My desire is to study Jesus so completely that I will take on His character. I want to see the world through His eyes, hear the hearts of those I speak with as He does, and value what He values. When Jesus walks, I want to be so close behind Him, that I am indeed, covered in His dust.

Joi Copeland About Joi Copeland

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland. Find her on her blog or her Facebook page.


  1. Toni Shiloh says:

    Covered in His dust…love this, Joi!

  2. Thanks, Toni!!

  3. I love that thought. Thank you, Joi.

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