Embracing Imperfection

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭64:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Embracing imperfection is a center of Japanese art form/technique of kintsugi.
Kintsugi stands for “golden repair”. A few hundred years ago when a valuable bowl or a vessel was broken it was sent to be repaired. An artist mixed resin or lacquer with gold and used it as glue. The result of such restoration? A “new” piece of art with unexpected and intricate veins of gold running through it.
God can use our imperfections and brokenness just the same. He has the power to restore our lives and make them beautiful again, even if in a different way. When our lives are repaired and sins are forgiven our stories become examples of God’s handiwork, when something broken is masterfully restored. Now not only we can be used again but we become true masterpieces according to His perfect will.


Posted on June 28, 2015, in Changes, Christian Women, Christianity, Devotional, faith, Imperfection, making mistakes, Painful past and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. And so why do we so expertly hide those golden veins, ashamed of our forgiven past? How can we help each other NOT do this, if the artwork is so beautiful? Thanks for an encouraging post! New follower here.



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