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Golden Repair



Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi ("golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.


Sin grows and lives in darkness. God’s healing of our sin, much like kintsugi does with pottery, shines a light onto the brokenness. By virtue of that light our sin can no longer break us. Instead it serves both as a reminder that not only has God made us new again, but our scars show the world that God wants to do the same with every person on earth.


Write about your experiences or discoveries with this idea, in your own faith journey.


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