I recently was introduced to Kintsugi – the Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

Life involves change and loss, scars and pain, chips and dings and sometimes we’re completely broken. But the art of Kintsugi reminds us of resilience and grace and overcoming and healing and putting the pieces back together and the reality that no one needs be perfect.

How cool is that? What a fabulous picture of how the Lord redeems each of us from what we have been to what we will be.