Broken made beautiful

Broken made beautiful

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Watercolor

Original, 11"x14" - $300, SOLD, Prints available

Represented here is the traditional Japanese art form called Kintsugi. It is the process of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold. It is literally translated as "joining with gold". Apostle Paul refers to us as being earthen vessels, or jars of clay. Like Kintsugi, real beauty is seen not in the jar itself, but through brokenness. Our wounds and scars are like these cracks. And hidden in these cracks and holes, a cross glimmers and shines.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." 2 Corinthians 4:7