We’re all just cracked pots

Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken ceramics with gold, silver or platinum.  This Japanese technique embraces broken pieces as “scars”, a part of our history, and once repaired, the pot becomes more beautiful than before it was broken.

I remember Joyce Meyer mentioning the cracked pot analogy at a conference I attended. Basically, she said that if you take a pot and put a light in it and turn it upside down, that it doesn’t illuminate. If you take a cracked pot and put a light in it and turn it upside down, the light will shine through the broken pieces.

Either technique, gold or light, the brokenness makes the vessel more beautiful. So yeah, I believe we are all cracked pots. Each piece is unique to our story. Cracked pot. Broken pot. Shattered pot.  It’s how we restore our pieces that makes all the difference.

In our brokenness God’s glory shines through. He is the light, the gold, the glory. He restores us when we are broken and repairs us to make us more beautiful than we imagined we could ever be.


But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.    -2 Corinthians 4:7




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