In a season of my own brokenness, I came upon the art of Kintsugi. When I held the once broken teacup with beautiful gold fracture lines illuminating its scars, I knew in my hands; I held a piece of God's heart.
Everything about the art; the brokenness, the gathering of seemingly unusable shards, the long process of restoration, and the dusting of gold over its scars sang a redemption song I could not quiet and knew I must explore.
When I created my first bowl laced in gold, I felt God whisper, "Reveal my glory in this art of broken pieces."
The hope already exists within you my friend, as does the new story for your life. You need only to touch it for an instant to know it is real. And you will!
As you restore your broken vessel through a simplified Kintsugi method, you begin to experience these tangible slivers of hope reshaping your life back to wholeness, you also come to see how your scars are not shameful, but the illumination of your courage, resilience, and strength.
When you complete the restoration of your broken pottery, the beauty of its brokenness will be made known in the same way your scars reveal the beauty of your life journey.
Your story, is God's story. Brokenness is the beginning.
HEALING & PURPOSE
When we finally reach the other side of pain, we look back and see the things we needed to face, work through, and let go.
We see the scars from which our light shines to illuminate the beauty that can only be found in our imperfection. And we see God refining us for His purpose.
When you come to the other side of broken–and you will–your story will become the compassion story for others. Your greatest messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.