When a bowl, teapot or a precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand pieces, we throw it away angrily and regretfully. Yet there is an alternative; a Japanese potter’s careful artistry highlights and enhances the breaks thus adding value to the broken object.
KINTSUGI = literally means “golden repair.”
This traditional art uses a precious metal – liquid gold, silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to join together the fragments of the broken pottery. With this technique it’s possible to create and always unique works of art, each with its own story and beauty, thanks to the unique cracks formed with the object breaks.
Kintsugi: Its Message for Us
We are all like these broken jars of clay. We each have our own private stories that have shattered us – like so many pronged shards upon the cold concrete floor. The pieces no longer fit together in a unified way. Some of the shards were even lost in the fall…
Our Vessel no longer works as it was destined to do. We are left with broken hearts, cracked and confused souls. We feel valueless. Ashamed.
Bring the broken pieces to JESUS.
Let Him make you whole again
by His SPIRIT.
“If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things become new!”