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Molly’s Minute: God Makes Broken Things Beautiful

September 16, 2020

In Japanese pottery, there’s a special technique called kintsugi

Kintsugi means “golden repair.” It’s basically repairing broken pottery by binding the pieces back together with gold

So, with kintsugi, when a broken vase or bowl or plate is put back together, you can tell it was broken. You can still see the cracks—but they don’t look like cracks. They look like shining golden lines crisscrossing all over the piece of pottery.

What kintsugi shows is that broken things can not only still be used—they can even be made into something beautiful.

And yes. That includes you.

No matter how you’ve been broken, no matter what pain you’ve been through, God can still use you. In His mighty power and goodness, He can use the worst chapter in your story for something good.

So, I’d encourage you to offer your pain, offer your broken pieces up to Him today. And watch Him make something beautiful.

Genesis 50:20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

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