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Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a Japanese method for repairing broken pottery, and it is quite an art form. The Japanese will repair a shattered piece of pottery with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The potter doesn’t disguise the injury to ceramic piece; he actually showcases it. The result is stunning. What an excellent illustration for us because God does 'kintsugi' on his people all the time. When our lives are shattered by terrible trial, He’s going to put us back together in a way that is far more beautiful, more spectacular than before the trial. Rather than conceal the damage, he accentuates his grace through the broken pieces of our life. It’s one way, perhaps the best way, that He performs Romans 8:28 in us – fitting the broken pieces together for our good and His glory.

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The eleventh chapter of Hebrews may be the honor roll of heroes of the faith, but those people were not problem free. 

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Trials produce endurance by testing our faith, and are used by God to produce Christ-like character in us.

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When God repairs our shattered lives, it is His grace that makes us more beautiful, and gives Him glory.

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My favorite poet, Amy Carmichael, was a missionary to India and suffered with chronic pain.