“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
The Japanese have this ancient practice called kintsugi in which they took broken pottery pieces and formed them back together with liquid gold. The pot becomes more valuable than it once was, more unique, more intricate. This technique is a metaphor for so many sweet ideas. We shouldn’t just throw away broken objects but consider how they can be repaired. It hasn’t lost its value, but it will take some healing. Its breakages can become valuable and this is the very essence of resilience and repair from God. If we can learn from negative experiences and let God work in us, we can see that each person and their story is so unique and made more precious with God’s help. We are all just broken pots filled with pieces of God. How beautiful and valuable we are!
Lord, help me to find the beauty in my trauma, the value in my hurts. Thank you for holding me together. My worth is greater with You!