To Repair With Gold by Pastor Bill Wilson

Hi folks! A friend sent me this image a few days ago and I found it quite compelling. It illustrates the art of kintsukuroi, which literally means, “to repair with gold.” It is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer to make the final piece a greater work of art for having been broken. I love how this image illustrates what God does in the brokenness of our world. He’s able to pick up the pieces of our shattered lives and craft them back together in a way that makes us an even better reflection of Him than before. As I think about my body as a fragile vase, it’s God’s grace that becomes the gold He uses to repair what is broken making me stronger than ever before. Amazing. Just amazing!

I’m reminded of Isaiah 40:31, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” In these quiet days, I’ve relied on the presence of God, who is my source of love, strength and certainty. I’ve also been reminded of just how fragile life is, and how important it is to make every day count. As He has protected my heart, it is now up to me to guard it.

His healing does not come from trying to save ourselves, but only when we give up and come to Him and let His healing patch us back together. So, today I’m thanking God for LITERALLY healing my heart and helping me get back to the work at hand, which is all about loving and serving our neighbor.


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