What We Are. What We Aren’t.


We are bent, and not broken.

We are chastened, and not condemned.

We are disciplined, and not disdained.

We are enveloped, and not exposed.

We are formed, and not forgotten.

We are held, and not harmed.

We are loved, and not lost.

We are married, and not maimed.

We are novelties, and not nameless.

We are opulent, and not obscured.

We are preserved, and not penetrated.

We are restored, and not ruined.

We are sought, and not surrendered.

We are taught, and not tossed.

We are uncovered, and not unknown.

We are valued, and not vile.

We are wanted, and not wasted.


About mndunn26

I recently realized that my life is somewhat of a beautiful mess. A "pollack-type-picture" if you will, of colors, experiences, and people that, despite the seeming disarray, is captivating & confusing; patterened & yet unpredictable. But most of all, it is mysteriously designed, purposed, and appointed. For what? I don't know yet... but I'm learning as I go.

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  1. Meredith, you’re really talented. More importantly, it seems like you’re in touch with the heart of God. The one line that is really standing out for me is the uncovered, but not unknown. I’m just curious, what was coming to your mind when you wrote that?

    • Thanks so much Tony! I always appreciate comments and questions. When I thought of “we are uncovered, and not unknown” I was drawing from something that I seem to be learning in a new way everyday, which is this: The God of the universe sees, knows, and perceives everything about who we are, what we think, how we feel, and what stirs us in the inner most places of our souls. He has uncovered and exposed us with the power and majesty of who He is. And while we are riddled with sin and flesh, He completely identifies with us in our weakest and most wretched state. He understands the struggle of spirit vs. flesh; He has fought these same battles, He has faced our fears, and He has died our death. It says in the New Testament (can’t remember where at the moment) that we do not have a high priest that can not relate to us, but we have Christ who has suffered and died so that He may interceed on our behalf before the Father. So we’re uncovered before a holy and righteous God, but more than that, we are known by a good and gracious Savior.

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