KINTSUGI

KINTSUGI

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

A beautiful individual sent me a provoking, curious line:
Darrelyn,
You are Kintsugi.
If you don't know what it is, 

Look it up and you'll understand.
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Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as Kinstukuroi (golden repair), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.
As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. 
Kinstugi is the general concept of highlighting or emphasizing imperfections, visualizing mends and seams as an additive or an area to celebrate or focus on, rather than absence or missing pieces. Modern artists experiment with the ancient technique as a means of analyzing the idea of loss, synthesis, and improvement through destruction and repair to or rebirth.
-Wikipedia
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Our lives exist for the glory of One whose name is God.
-He takes our brokenness and He translates through it, a message of His compassion, mercy and grace.
-He takes our messes and He translates through them, a message of redemption, healing, and restoration.
-He takes our wounded lives and He beautifies and derives glory from them in remarkable, restorative, redemptive ways.
With threads of gold, silver, and platinum He threads a story of His glory through our lives.
He works masterfully, majestically, and magnificently.
He is God.
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If I didn't belive in the divine acts of God,
I would have done away with my life some time ago.
But I see different now.
More intimately, I'm coming to know the mind of the One who's threading the gold, silver, and platinum through the brokenness of my life.
I'm coming to learn that my life is to be linked and lived with the "Kintsugi" around me.
-Without fear of man and reprisal from man,
-Without concern of man and with no regard to the thoughts of man,
I assign myself to the One who gently labors with my brokenness and chooses to display His handiwork through me.
I'm learning how to live life in constant communion with the One who chooses to make something of my life.
With time I begin to see the threads of gold, silver, and platinum which speak to the glory of God.
How beautiful our Redeemer is.
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To the friend who meaningfully and lovingly ascribed the word "Kinstugi" to me,
Thank you.
If a better defining exists of my life, I haven't found it.
See the threads of beauty and give glory to God.
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"He hath made everything beautiful in His time, also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."
Ecclesiastes 3:11