I recently discovered the art of Kintsukuroi:
Kintsugi (金継ぎ) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
I’m so in love with this idea. I actually purchased a piece of it the same day I found out about it, because I wanted a constant reminder of this concept.
And this is just art, imagine how the God of the universe feels about repairing broken things.
YOU are not broken.
YOU are not beyond repair.
YOU are a daughter or a son of the creator of the universe. And HE adores you. HE restores you, and the way He restores you is more beautiful than gold.
“The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart, and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.”Psalm 34:18
“He refreshes and restores my life; He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him-not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. “Psalm 23:3
With God, YOU are restored.
With God, YOU are made new.
And with God, it is EVEN BETTER than before.