The Japanese culture have made an art form out of restoring broken things. Kintsugi, (“golden joinery” or “golden repair”) is an ancient practice of using gold to repair broken pottery. They not only fix the pottery, but add value to each piece by sealing the cracks with gold. The meaning behind the art- Kingtsugi artist believe “the breakage and repair are part of the history of an object.” They believe that “the flaws are something to be revealed rather than disguised.” It’s “an embracing of the flawed and imperfect.” Kintsugi artist turn broken into beautiful. What a beautiful concept.
All of us in some way or form have experienced something in life that has left us feeling broken. In vain, we use temporary fixes to meticulously put our pieces back together. Often times we feel ashamed of our brokenness and try to hide our cracks and flaws. Brokenness can leave us feeling worthless and unusable. But the truth of the matter is, when we surrender our broken pieces to God, He can make a beautiful masterpiece.
We are never beyond repair. There is a Healer who can take our broken pieces and fit them together using His gold (grace, mercy and love). Our scars and cracks are highlighted and have more value than before. In Jeremiah 17:4 it says, “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.” When God does the healing, it’s done right. When He puts the pieces together you will be better than new. He can use every broken life, relationship, marriage, family, and dream. Allow God to go into every broken place, surrender all of your broken pieces, and watch Him create a one of a kind masterpiece.2