Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, resulting in a piece that is not only mended but even more beautiful than before. It is a powerful illustration that brokenness is a reality, but brokenness isn’t the end of the story.
Just as kintsugi transforms broken pottery into something more valuable, God's love and grace can take our brokenness and transform it into something beautiful.
Restoration and redemption are at the heart of the kintsugi message. Isaiah 61:3 captures this sentiment beautifully: God gives us a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. When we are broken and placed in the hands of the master, he does a really beautiful thing.
This 4-week series Brokenness & Beauty teaches us more about the God who takes the shattered pieces of our broken lives and binds them up with His grace.