Broken Vessels

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!”

2 Corinthians 5:17

Before we have a relationship with Christ, we are broken and lost.

With Christ, we are a new creation and have direction. It is only through His grace and love that this is possible.

Throughout our lives, we will face trials. These trials help us to grow in our relationship with God. Sometimes, we may feel as if we have been “beaten up”, broken, or even shattered. Christ does not guarantee that we have it easy, just that He is there for us to put us back together.

In Japan, there is an art form called Kintsugi. It is the process of repairing broken pottery. Some pottery has just a chip , others have breaks. They put the pieces back together using a “glue” made of gold. The thought is this: rather than throw the pottery away, it can be made whole. It is a reminder of the past and the value something truly has.

This reminds me of how God feels about us. We are not to be thrown away when we are broken. The cracks and breaks can be repaired by something extremely valuable and beautiful–God!

When you look at the pottery it is amazing how beautiful and brilliant the pottery is. Let God repair your chips, cracks, and breaks. Let His love be reflected for all the world to see.

Read these words from the song “Broken Vessels” and pray and meditate on the power, love, and grace of God.

All these pieces
Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered
Mended and whole
Empty-handed, but not forsaken
I've been set free

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

Oh, I can see it now
Oh, I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

You take our failure
You take our weakness
You set Your treasure in jars of clay
So take this heart, Lord, I'll be Your vessel
The world to see Your life in me

Oh, I can see it now
Oh, I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life


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