Five Minute Friday: Glue

It’s that day of the week when writers all over the internet, and indeed, the world, gather together to write for five free-spirited minutes on a one-word prompt that we find over here on Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog.  Join us?  You won’t regret it.

 

 

Photo: Something you might not have known.

I’ve been broken.  Haven’t we all?  We live in an imperfect world that treats us roughly, where loved ones die, friends betray, children disappoint.  Things go wrong – sometimes very, very wrong.

But I serve a God Who is in the business of putting broken things back together.  He tenderly collects all the shards of my broken spirit and puts me back together, over and over again.

I liken God’s healing to the kintsukuroi in the picture above.  When you’ve been broken, you’ve been changed.  You’ll never be the same again, but maybe that’s a good thing.  I have scars that bear witness to the healing that has taken place.  Those scars are like gold lacquer – they are beautiful to me.  I think scars make people more interesting and they tell a story.  The glue that holds the broken pieces together makes the broken that much more precious.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Glue

  1. They are beautiful indeed. Isn’t it amazing how He’s with us every step of the way, putting our hearts and lives back into order? Such a blessing to be reminded of that tonight.

  2. Loved this, Kim.

    “The glue that holds the broken pieces together makes the broken that much more precious.” And so true! Without Him, we would just be a pile of broken pieces.
    Thank you for sharing your words.

  3. I loved this part: “The glue that holds the broken pieces together makes the broken that much more precious.” And the picture puts into words what I’ve also been thinking about brokenness and being put together. Thank you for sharing that!

  4. “You’ll never be the same again, but maybe that’s a good thing.” much needed. so much needed. thank you. –FMF neighbor

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  6. That picture and definition are brilliant and totally new to me. That is exactly what life is like when Christ puts the pieces back together.

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