by Sue Muessig 13 August 2020
Since the beginning of lockdown, I have heard about the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery “kintsugi” from several different places. This is the art of picking up the broken pieces of the pottery and putting it back together with a gold paste. The pottery often becomes more valuable after being broken and fixed again.
God was illustrating His relationship with Judah; reminding them that He has complete power over the clay, and He continues to work with it to make it a useful vessel, but they needed to repent and follow God’s way.
As we spend time with God and commit ourselves to Him, He changes us and shapes us into valuable vessels.
As we slowly come out of lockdown, we are very aware that our old routines will not suddenly return and we wonder how things can be repaired. But God cares about each of our feelings whether it be confusion, worry or brokenness, and He loves us enough to restore us. God is always looking to heal us and renew us no matter how long it takes. If we seek God and follow His leading, maybe we can come out of lockdown renewed and better than before?
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Heavenly Father, thank you for your loving care. Please fill me afresh with your Holy Spirit, lead me in your way, and mould me and use me for your glory.