Isn’t that beautiful? Isn’t it wonderful to know that God is using you for such beautiful things and a purpose even in your brokenness?
The second thing I came across is what the Japanese do with cracked or broken objects. “They aggrandize the damaged or broken object by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” (Billie Mobayed)
Isn’t that what God does for us? He fills the broken gaps that only make us more beautiful and bring Him the glory. It is no coincidence (I don’t believe in coincidence, I believe in Gods perfect and divine timing) that for the last two weeks this verse has been consistently replaying in my head while I struggle with feeling broken and a bit useless: “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)
I pray that you give God all your broken pieces even those in which you may be ashamed of. I pray that you allow Him to use your brokenness for His purposes and His glory and that in those cracks the gold shines as a beacon of hope for those around you that need it most. I pray that you are reminded that even the leakiest of pots can grow flowers to be put on the masters table for His delight and enjoyment. That you remember even broken things shine to. I pray all of this in Jesus most Holy and precious name, Amen.
image via Ty French Photography