My Verse

Isaiah 43:1

"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Isreal, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Melinda Wells 03/31/09

A Circus
The funhouse effect
I'm looking at mirrors
That are all around me.

The skinny one
The fat one
The tall one
The short one

of me
Well sort of
But are they real?
Skewed images of the truth.

One by one they taunt me
Keeping me trapped inside
Their voices drowning out
Your still small voice that guides.
Your light pours in
And reveals the truth
Looking in a mirror
Till my reflection is You.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I Finally Get It!

Below is an email I recently sent to my hubby about some confusion I had been having regarding Hebrews 2. Hope you enjoy!

Okay, so remember back when we were having bible study before game night? And we read Heb 2:

5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:
"What is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
7You made him a little lower than the angels;
you crowned him with glory and honor
8 and put everything under his feet."

In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him. 9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

And we were all confused about what it was saying? So I was reading Psalms 8 today. And I think it clicked. Vs 1 says "...You have set Your glory above the heavens...", which is talking about how far above our concept is God's glory. Then vs 3-5

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

When I consider the awesomeness, the greatness, the majesty of my God, why would he put so much stock in this lowly being, man? In Hebrews we see that same question, but it goes even further. Why would God "demote" His son to that same lowly position? Imagine a king taking his only son, his heir, and making him live like a peasant. His son is the one that going to keep foreigners out of the kingdom, keep other countries from coming in and taking over, the son is the continuation of what has been and (w/ fingers crossed) always will be. So, God took the heir to His throne and made Him like us, man so that we could be heirs. Hebrews is making that connection, Jesus became like us so that we could be like HIm.

So, back to Hebrews 2:
10In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.
11Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
12He says,
"I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
13And again,
"I will put my trust in him."
And again he says,
"Here am I, and the children God has given me."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

On The Outside Looking In

Little girl
Hair all in bows,
Looking through
A toy store window.

Sees happy children
Playing inside.
Sees happy children
Laughing through smiles.

Always looking in
Always wanting to take part.
The door seems to be locked
Breaking her fragile heart.
Does something better
Await down the road?
Is there something more precious
She's waiting to behold?

Melinda Wells

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just feel like writing

by: Melinda Wells

I give my life
I give my all for You
Nothing I desire
Nothing I can do
Will ever satisfy me like You.

And I worship You
I worship You
I worship You, my Lord.

You are my God
You are my King
You're my Lord,
Myy everything.

And I worship You
I worship You
I worship You, my Lord