Beauty in brokenness
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a special lacquer that is mixed either with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Rather than hide the cracks, the craftsman carefully joins each piece together with visible seams. Those seams lovingly demonstrate an acceptance of imperfection and brokenness.
Here’s the best part: the value of the repaired item increases because of its glaring flaws.
“God loves broken things.”
Those were the words I heard last night from a man whom I believe to be a an apostle of Jesus Christ.
The message was that God is aware of how broken you feel, of how broken your life may be, and that He loves you still the same.
Included in the message was a reassurance that God is the Master Craftsman, and he can mend anything. He can mend your broken life, your broken marriage or family relations, your broken mind, your broken spirit, your broken heart.
God’s masterful mending increases your value, your worth, your preciousness. You are not the same once He mends you. You are better than before. You are healed. You are renewed. You are whole.
The glaring flaws of your imperfection and brokenness become part of your beauty.
You are Kintsugi
Nobody gets through life without being broken in one way or another. If you feel broken beyond repair, realize that it’s just not true. Being broken beyond repair is called dead. YOU ARE NOT DEAD!
Even dead isn’t broken beyond repair if you believe in resurrection or reincarnation.
If you’re reading this, then you are very much alive, and if you’re alive, then you can still be repaired. Glaring flaws can become beauty marks. Shattered hearts can become stained glass windows of love. Broken lives can become legacies of hope.
The charm of life is how you put the broken pieces back together. — Limhi Montoya
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